What's New in Workforce Investment Archive: Headlines (2001)
Working Ventures, an initiative of Public/Private Ventures, is pleased to announce our upcoming one-day 'Getting Back to Work' workshop to help organizations hone their strategies for helping ex-offenders become and stay employed in good jobs.
Getting Back to Work: Ex-offender Employment Strategies
Atlanta, Georgia September 14, 2001, 9:00 am-4:00 pm
How well are you serving ex-offenders in your program? Nearly six million people are currently in the criminal justice system, and 600,000 will be released from prison this year to return home. Many workforce development organizations are already serving ex-offenders in their programs, and seek strategies to improve their services to these individuals.
Practitioners who have helped ex-offenders find success in the labor market emphasize the following:
-Immediate income for participants combined with hard and soft skills training.
-Continuity of pre- and post-release services.
-Strong relationships with employers.
Presenters will include representatives from the Center for Employment Opportunities, the Legal Action Center, and the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation.
The registration deadline is September 7, 2001.