Developing American Job Centers in Jails: Implementation of the Linking to Employment Activities Pre-Release (LEAP) Grants, Executive Summary

Publisher: Princeton, NJ: Mathematica Policy Research
Sep 04, 2018
Jeanne Bellotti, Samina Sattar, Alix Gould-Werth, Jillian Berk, Ivette GHutierrez, Jillian Stein, Hannah Betesh, Lindsay Ochoa, and Andrew Wiegand
This is the executive summary for the final report from the LEAP evaluation. The report examines the implementation experiences of LEAP grantees in establishing jail-based American Job Centers (AJCs) and linking them to community-based AJCs in 20 sites across the U.S., including early start-up, perceived successes and challenges, steady-state operations, and plans for sustainability as the grants ended. This report describes findings, considers lessons learned, and presents practices that appear potentially promising for future efforts to improve employment outcomes among people with histories of justice involvement.

Connecting Inmates to Public Workforce Services Prior to Release: The Linking to Employment Activities Pre-Release Grants


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