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Reentry and Employment Roundup

Recent news stories, publications, and resources

Register for Webinar: Integrating Best Practices from Corrections and Workforce Systems to Match Jobseekers to Services

This webinar will raise key questions communities should consider to ensure the right people are connected to the right interventions at the right time in their reentry process. The webinar will be especially useful for corrections, reentry, and workforce development administrators and practitioners.

Register for Webinar: From the Correctional System to the Workforce—How State Policies Can Support Reentry

Presenters from the National Skills Coalition, the CSG Justice Center, the Center for Employment Opportunities, and Washburn Tech University will discuss opportunities for supporting people with criminal records under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.

Call for Participants: Study on Workplace Performance of People with Criminal Records

Dave’s Killer Bread Foundation is inviting employers to participate in a research study designed to better understand the workplace performance of people with criminal records.

Second Chance Summit: Seattle

Hosted by Dave's Killer Bread Foundation, this event will address employment for people with criminal records and feature testimonials from employers and employees, as well as interactive panel discussions.

The Case for Paid Apprenticeships Behind Bars

This brief from the Center for American Progress argues that greater access to paid prison apprenticeship programs, which combine on-the-job training with relevant classroom instruction, could effectively improve post-release outcomes.

Milwaukee County Youth Employment Program to Provide Second-Chance Job Training

A partnership between the Social Development Commission, community support group HeartLove Place, and an operator of McDonald's franchises will provide young people with second-chance job training in hopes of getting them back on the right path.

NY State Will Soon Allow ‘Thousands’ with Past Crime Convictions to Seal Records

This change in the law allows people who have not been arrested or convicted of a crime in 10 years to seal up to two past convictions.

Register for Webinar: How States are Innovating with the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act

This webinar will provide an overview of workforce development initiatives underway in states, including a high-level summary of state plans for implementation of Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act funds.

Reconnecting Justice: Lessons Learned and the Agenda Ahead

This report from the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) highlights the strong connections between education, jobs, and criminal justice.

Simplifying How the Courts Seal Criminal Records

New legislation in Pennsylvania would change the now-costly and time-consuming process—and mitigate the employment obstacles people face when they cannot shake their old convictions.

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