Stable employment is a key factor in preventing recidivism. We are evaluating programs that seek to improve employment outcomes, including those that provide people in correctional facilities with jail-based employment supports, job training, and connections to public workforce systems. We are also examining programs that offer former offenders assistance with employment, mentoring, and housing.
Evidence & Insights
Study Offers Insight Into the Potential of Jail-Based American Job Centers
Since June 2015, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has awarded $10 million in grants to 20 local agencies to test various methods of creating jail-based American Job Centers (AJCs). These jail-based AJCs aim to provide incarcerated people with crucial employment services to help them successfully reenter their communities upon release.Learn more
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Research and Evaluation
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