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Reentry and Employment Roundup

Recent news stories, publications, and resources

Featured NRRC Webinar

[ICYMI] Facts and Myths: Health Care Employment Opportunities for People with Criminal Records

Health care is one of the fastest-growing employment sectors in the country, with the demand for qualified workers greatly exceeding supply in many places. However, people who have criminal records are often unable to enter or advance within this relatively high-paying sector due to a complex web of legal barriers that make jobs and licenses difficult–or impossible–to obtain. In this webinar, presenters separate the myths from the facts about these barriers in order to foster a better understanding of the true scope and impact of employment-related collateral consequences in the health care sector.

Featured Publications

Evaluation of North Carolina’s Pathways from Prison to Postsecondary Education Program
RAND Corporation and RTI International
Confined and Costly
The CSG Justice Center

Featured Opportunities

Workforce Opportunity for Rural Communities (WORC): A Grant Initiative for the Appalachian and Delta Regions
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration in partnership with the Appalachian Regional Commission and the Delta Regional Authority
Deadline: July 15

Innovations in Supervision Initiative: Building Capacity to Create Safer Communities
Deadline: June 25
The deadline has been extended to July 15
Innovative Reentry Initiatives: Building System Capacity & Testing Strategies to Reduce Recidivism
Deadline: June 25
The deadline has been extended to July 15

Featured Media Clips

[Opinion] No Background Check, Drug Test or Credit Check. You’re Hired!
The New York Times | National
Program Provides Released Inmates with Job Training to Reduce Recidivism | Ohio
Ex-Offenders in Minnesota Are Slow-But-Growing Pipeline for Employers
Casper Star-Tribune | Minnesota
[Opinion] Licensing Hamstrings State Workforce
The Detroit News | Michigan
Congress Considers Making College More Accessible to People in Prison
NPR | National

Solar Training Programs Aim to Open Doors for Former Prison Inmates
Energy News Network | National
$3.3M in New Funding for Prison Education and Reentry Programs | National
[Opinion] It’s Time to Expand Education Access for Incarcerated Americans–Here’s How
The Hill | National
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This roundup is produced with funding support from the U.S. Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Assistance.
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