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Best Practices in Green Re-Entry Strategies (2011)

Green for All (Oakland, CA).

"Re-entry programs that prepare individuals with little work experience or marketable skills for employment, implemented at scale, have the potential to salvage generations of potentially productive members of society. This paper considers the unique opportunities that the green economy - and green re-entry programs - can offer this chronically underserved population to find gainful employment necessary to escape a cycle of poverty, crime and recidivism. Jobs in the burgeoning green economy, we argue, hold the promise of not just employment prospects but greater accessibility to career jobs that pay sustainable wages" (p. 4).

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