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Offender employment

Supporting Second Chances: Education and Employment Strategies for People Returning from Correctional Facilities

This brief highlights strategies for strengthening education and employment pathways for youth and adults returning from correctional facilities.

Easing Reentry through Employability Skills Training for Incarcerated Youth

This article focuses on services before, during and after involvement in the juvenile justice system, specifically regarding employability skills.

A Key Fair-Chance Hiring Best Practice: Delaying Conviction Inquiries Until the Conditional Job Offer

This publication explains how delaying the inquiry of criminal conviction after providing a conditional job offer is good for the employer.

Justice-Involved Veterans and Employment: A Systematic Review of Barriers and Promising Strategies and Interventions

This synthesis of the research on employment barriers and associated interventions can help to inform those developing and striving to improve programs for justice-involved Veterans seeking to secure employment.

Offender Workforce Development Specialist (OWDS)

This website has links to information about the Offender Workforce Development Specialist (OWDS) program in Kansas.

Finding Work: A Smartphone Study of Job Searching, Social Contacts, and Wellbeing after Prison

This report examines the impact the actual job searching and working experiences of individuals at reentry using a smartphone delivered survey.   

One Strike and You're Out: How We can Eliminate Barriers to Economic Security and Mobility for People with Criminal Records

This report explains how all levels of government and society can work to ensure that criminal records do not lead to structural racism and poverty.    

Statewide Ban the Box: Reducing Unfair Barriers to Employment of People with Criminal Records

This brief update what is happening in the United States regarding Ban the Box initiatives.

Criminal Stigma, Race, Gender, and Employment: An Expanded Assessment of the Consequences of Imprisonment for Employment

This report examines how criminal records, race, and gender impact chances for employment by justice-involved females.

National Inventory of the Collateral Consequences of Conviction

The website allows individuals to determine which collateral consequences are triggered by particular categories of offenses.

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