This study looks at whether focused activities and increased coordination between the public workforce system and local correctional facilities prior to release may substantially improve employment outcomes for former inmates.
In an era of limited resources, devoting criminal justice resources to practices that are most successful at deterring crime and supporting at-risk individuals and families is a public safety imperative. We study programs and services to support the development of effective policies in this area.
Connecting Inmates to Public Workforce Services Prior to Release: The Linking to Employment Activities Pre-Release Grants
Preparing Young People for the Future: Evaluating the Impact of the YouthBuild Program
We are designing and implementing surveys of grantees and youth to evaluate impacts, costs, and operation of this program that helps young people learn construction skills to help build affordable housing and other community assets, such as community centers and schools.
The Faith-Based Beneficiary Choice Program: A Path to Employment for Young Ex-Offenders
This study evaluated the Beneficiary Choice Contracting Program, a demonstration to help young, recently released ex-offenders get employed and stay free of crime with the help of faith-based and community organizations providing individualized support.