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The Employer-Driven Model and Toolkit: Strategies for Developing Employment Opportunities for Justice-Involved Individuals: Engage and Partner with Stakeholders

"No single agency can meet all of the workforce development needs of justice-involved individuals returning to the community. A systems approach that expands beyond the criminal justice system is essential for maximizing employment outcomes for this population. You must identify and engage stakeholders in developing employer-driven initiatives that meet their workforce development needs.

There is also a need to share resources to increase efficiency and improve outcomes(p. 1). This publication explains how offender employment specialists can creates partnerships with other organizations that work with ex-offenders. Sections cover: stakeholders who may be potential partners, and what some of the benefits are provided through partnerships; how to identify the right partners; effective practices; tips; and resources.