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Transition and Offender Workforce Development

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The Community Services Division coordinates the efforts of federal, state, local, and nonprofit agencies to improve employment programs for offenders and ex-offenders. The division assists corrections professionals who provide direct services to offenders and ex-offenders. The Community Services Division:

  • Collects and disseminates information on offender employment programs.
  • Provides training for staff who provide employment services to offenders and ex-offenders.
  • Provides assistance to state and local agencies for improving job training, placement, and retention services for offenders.
  • Develops partnerships with federal, state, and local agencies to provide offender workforce development training in their home jurisdictions.

The American Probation and Parole Association (APPA) is offering a free webinar

You Can’t Read the Label from Inside the Jar: Disruptive Truth Bombs about Criminology, Implementation Science, and Real-World Organizational Change

As described by the American Probation and Parole Association (APPA), "...this presentation will provide the 'real talk' necessary to think critically about the truths, lies, twists, and real-world trials about criminology, implementation science, and organizational change. Blunt, honest, sometimes funny, and painful where necessary, the presenter will illuminate the realities of modern sciences as they apply (or not) to real-world and authentic, lasting change. Attendees will learn to think beyond the conventional norms about how to effect real organizational change. Attendees will also be given basic introduction to the 10 Essential Principles for Implementation Leadership - practically derived and scientifically supported approaches to leading real-world change in criminal justice settings."

Registration Link: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/4353563966903858689 

Date and Time: Thursday, April 18, 2019, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT

Division: 
Community Services Division