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Offender employment

Estimating the Benefits of a Faith-Based Correctional Program

This study estimates a faith-based prisoner reentry program’s benefits by examining recidivism and post-release employment.

Integrated Reentry and Employment Strategies: Reducing Recidivism and Promoting Job Readiness

This paper presents a tool that draws on evidence-based criminal justice practices and strategies for connecting hard-to-employ people to work.

Wisconsin’s Mass Incarceration of African American Males: Workforce Challenges for 2013

Issues related to the ability of ex-offenders to get jobs after their release from imprisonment in Wisconsin are explored.

A Broken Bargain: Discrimination, Fewer Benefits and More Taxes for LGBT Workers

[This report] provides a first-of-its kind look at the ways inequitable laws impose across-the-board hardships that undermine both the economic security of millions of workers and the ability of businesses to recruit, employ and retain the best and brightest.

Ban the Box: Major U.S. Cities and Counties Adopt Fair Hiring Policies to Remove Unfair Barriers to Employment of People with Criminal Records

This resource guide documents municipalities that have taken steps to remove barriers to employment for qualified workers with criminal records.

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

This national discussion explores evidence-based practices that increase public safety while helping to reduce recidivism.

65 Million “Need Not Apply”: The Case for Reforming Criminal Background Checks for Employment

The exclusion of individuals with criminal records from employment is examined.

Employment and Female Offenders: An Update of the Empirical Research

This bulletin explores the literature and summarizes the empirical evidence related to the impact of employment on the criminal behavior of women.

Women and Work: Gender Responsivity and Workforce Development [Satellite/Internet Broadcast held September 24-25, 2008]

This training program presents strategies for making women offender workplace development programs more responsive to their clients. 

Simulated Online/Kiosk Job Application

Offenders can use this CD-ROM to practice completing an employment application using a computer that does not have access to the Internet.

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