Reentry and barriers to employment: lessons from Casey's investments

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Author: Mauldin, Bronwyn


From 1995 to 2015, the Casey Foundation made a set of strategic investments to improve opportunities for people returning from jail or prison. These investments focused in three primary areas: (1) analyzing and improving data about incarcerated individuals; (2) investigating state laws and regulations that barred people with criminal records from employment in certain industries or occupations; and (3) exploring the development of an employment pipeline from prison to work. This paper summarizes some of the key lessons the Foundation learned from its reentry and employment efforts, with...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Disadvantaged; Employment; Participation; Outcomes; Policy

Keywords: Prisoners; Return to work; Labour market program; Barrier; Labour force participation; Recommendations; Policy implications

Geographic subjects: United States; North America

Published: Baltimore, Maryland: Annie E. Casey Foundation, 2016

Physical description: 26 p.

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Resource type: Report

Call number: TD/TNC 127.220

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