Recidivism Effects of the Center for Employment Opportunities (CEO) Program Vary by Former Prisoners’ Risk of Reoffending
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Oct. 24, 2011
ANNOTATION: The Center for Employment Opportunities (CEO) is a transitional jobs program for released inmates. It aims to help them achieve long-term employment which reduces recidivism. Individuals developing or modifying similar programs will find the lessons learned by this organization to be very useful. Sections of this report include: background; the CEO program impact evaluation; current research questions; the analytic approach; what predicts risk of recidivism; whether the impact of CEO on recidivism varies according to low, medium, or high risk for reoffending; and conclusion. Results from this study “suggest that the limited resources available to transitional jobs programs for former prisoners should be targeted toward the people at highest risk of recidivating, because they are helped most by this intervention” (p. iii).