With at least 95% of incarcerated citizens returning to the community and re-arrest rates in many states hovering above 50%; the importance of developing comprehensive reentry service models is critical to enhancing correctional outcomes, improving public safety and saving limited tax dollars. Workforce Development within Reentry: Enhancing Public Safety through Employment will highlight multiple strategies for building workforce development and job reediness into reentry service models. Specifically, this webinar will highlight the work of the Utah Employment Placement Project and New York City’s Center for Employment Opportunities. In addition to looking at initiatives in the field; this webinar will explore a new white paper from the Council on State Government’s Justice Center which proposes a new paradigm for how workforce development is integrated into reentry efforts.
Presenters for this webinar are:
-Hank Rosen, Policy Analyst , Council on State Government’s Justice Center
-Sam Schaeffer, Chief Executive Officer /Executive Director, Center for Employment Opportunities
-Jeff Wilson, Employment Taskforce Supervisor, Utah Department of Corrections
-Craig Burr, Division Director of Programming, Utah Department of Corrections
-Nori Huntsman, Deputy Division Director of Programming, Utah Department of Correction
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