Work done during fiscal years 2001 and 2002 by the Office of Correctional Job Training and Placement (OCJTP) to "enhanc[e] offenders' abilities to enter and remain in the labor market" is summarized (p. iii). Sections of this report include: introduction and background; activities and accomplishments; clearinghouse services; news articles; status of correctional job training and placement programs in the U.S.; and activities of the Federal Bureau of Prisons, Inmate Placement Program Branch.
Results from an ongoing evaluation project on the effectiveness of offender workforce development (OWD) services are presented. “Drug and alcohol abuse and/or not continuing substance abuse treatment was identified as almost a universal barrier to post-release success” (p. 67). Those individuals that receive OWD services have a recidivism rate 33% lower than the comparison group.