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    Offender Job Retention: A Report from the Offender Workforce Development Division, National Institute of Corrections

    Results from a survey of offender employment and retention issues that utilizes close-ended questions regarding topics such as assessment, case management, follow-up, and relapse are analyzed. This report is comprised of the following sections: introduction; theory; assessment; case management; job retention relapse model; relapse prevention plans; and the future of offender job retention efforts by practitioners.

  • broadcast cover for Offender Employment Retention: Worth the Work [Satellite/Internet Broadcast]

    Offender Employment Retention: Worth the Work [Satellite/Internet Broadcast]

    According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, more than 700,000 individuals are released from prisons yearly-with an additional 9 million adults cycling through local jails. Research indicates that employment is an important component of successful reentry, but most offender programs do not address the complex behavioral health issues that impact the offender’s ability to obtain and retain gainful employment while remaining crime free.

    Offender programming should target individuals at high risk for recidivism, address the dynamic influences that predict crime...

  • document preview for Employment Retention Inventory Explores the Predictive Factors of Job Loss: Research Project

    Employment Retention Inventory Explores the Predictive Factors of Job Loss: Research Project

    "As justice-involved individuals move through the criminal-justice system, correctional staff use case management tools to monitor progress. Case management involves monitoring individuals to ensure their completion of court-ordered sanctions, such as community service hours, payment of fees, or restitution, without reoffending. The National Institute of Corrections (NIC) also expands the definition to include evaluating and assessing the need to connect justice-involved individuals to appropriate services and resources based on their risk to reoffend.

    "A new case management tool, the Employment...

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    Replication Validation of the Employment Retention Inventory: An Assessment Tool of the National Institute of Corrections

    This report summarizes findings from the Urban Institute’s replication validation of the National Institute of Corrections (NIC) Employment Retention Inventory (ERI). This study was conducted under NIC Cooperative Agreement Award 16CS04GKU7 to determine the ERI’s ability to identify workforce detachment risks for employed and unemployed justice-involved populations in Indiana, New York, and Massachusetts. This study also examined practitioners’ use of the ERI in diverse community correctional settings.

    From June 2017 to July 2018, 185 employed and 148 unemployed people participated...