Staffing Jail-Based American Job Centers
- Grantees sought to hire staff with a combination of criminal justice experience, workforce development experience, group facilitation skills, and interpersonal skills, but found it difficult to find candidates who possessed all of these skills.
- Lengthy background checks required to work in the jails, difficulty recruiting qualified candidates, and long, bureaucratic hiring processes contributed to staffing delays.
- Engaging partners in the hiring process and being flexible with staffing plans helped mitigate hiring challenges.
Does Connecting Inmates to Public Workforce Services Prior to Release Help? The Linking to Employment Activities Pre-Release Program
U.S. Department of Labor