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Funding Application for Second Chance Act Comprehensive Community-based Adult Reentry Programs

The U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance is seeking grant applications from community- and faith-based organizations and Native American tribes interested in developing and implementing comprehensive and collaborative programs that support people who are reentering communities after incarceration. In particular, it is seeking reentry programs that demonstrate strong partnerships with corrections, parole, probation, law enforcement, and other reentry service providers.

PBS Newshour Clip: In Baltimore, more employers hiring formerly incarcerated people

Running out of a church basement in East Baltimore, the nonprofit Turnaround Tuesday has a high success rate of finding jobs for formerly incarcerated people. Its organizers focus on two main tasks: showing people that their past experiences provide unique work-related skills and helping employers let go of stigmas about people with criminal records. Supported by the Economic Hardship Reporting Project, a journalism nonprofit, NewsHour Weekend’s Saskia de Melker reports.

Workforce GPS: Decreasing Recidivism through Vocational Training and Education Programs

According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, 68% of prisoners released in 2005 returned to prison within three years of release, and 77% were arrested within five years of release. The Workforce Systems Strategies (WSS) resources below provide data analyses, literature reviews, and other tools through which practitioners, researchers, and stakeholders can improve or create effective programs that support individuals as they transition from prison to the community, such as providing employment services pre-release.

CLASP Webinar: Reconnecting Justice: Pathways to Effective Reentry though Education and Training

  • Date: 
    Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm
    Location: 
    Webinar online

Join the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) for Reconnecting Justice: Pathways to Effective Reentry though Education and Training,” a public forum exploring the intersection between criminal justice reform and postsecondary education and employment.

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