The Reintegration of Ex-Offenders - Adult Program (RExO), formerly known as the Prisoner Reentry Initiative (PRI), is designed to strengthen urban communities through an employment-centered program that incorporates mentoring, job training, and other comprehensive transitional services. This program seeks to reduce recidivism by helping former inmates find work when they return to their communities. Faith-based and community organizations (FBCOs) play a key role in this initiative by providing soft-skills and other appropriate basic training, serving as mentors, making appropriate referrals to the American Job Center Network, connecting with community colleges and other providers of occupational skills training, and providing or referring ex-offenders to needed supportive services.
Ex-offender programs are generally administered locally by community agencies. American Job Center staff will know about these programs. Anyone seeking information and resources should ask the local American Job Center staff about job search assistance, federal bonding, employer tax incentives, education and training. The AJC staff may also have information about community, state, and private programs to help ex-offenders.