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Document 025838
More Than a Job: Final Results from the Evaluation of the Center for Employment Opportunities (CEO) Transitional Jobs Program
By Redcross, Cindy; Millenky, Megan; Rudd, Timothy; Levshin, Valarie. U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services. Administration for Children and Families. Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation (OPRE) (Washington, DC); U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services. Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) (Washington, DC); MDRC (New York, NY).
The final results from a three-year evaluation of the Center for Employment Opportunities (CEO) are reported. “Based in New York City, CEO is a comprehensive employment program for former prisoners — a population confronting many obstacles to finding and maintaining work. CEO provides temporary, paid jobs and other services in an effort to improve participants’ labor market prospects and reduce the odds that they will return to prison” (p. v). Chapters following an overview and executive summary... Read More
166 pages
Document 024374
Transitional Jobs: Background, Program Models, and Evaluation Evidence
By Bloom, Dan. MDRC (New York, NY).
People working with offender employment services will find this article of interest. It provides another strategy for finding work for this often hard-to-employ population. “Transitional jobs programs provide temporary, wage-paying jobs, support services, and job placement help to individuals who have difficulty getting and holding jobs in the regular labor market” (p.vii). After an abstract come these sections: background—the goals and evolution of subsidized employment programs; transitional j... Read More
51 p.
Document 025335
Recidivism Effects of the Center for Employment Opportunities (CEO) Program Vary by Former Prisoners’ Risk of Reoffending
By Zweig, Janine; Yahner, Jennifer; Redcross, Cindy. MDRC (New York, NY).
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 recidivi... Read More
24 pages
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