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Hard Outcomes: Prepare people with a criminal history for stable employment. Reduce recidivism and increase success. CUL has put 200+ hard-to-place people to work since 2013.

Objectives: CUL provides workforce development services addressing risk and protective factors associated with employment and self-sufficiency where unemployed and underemployed adults can achieve upward economic mobility.

  • Access career coaching and employment supports.
  • Increase career readiness including soft skills training, resume writing, interview preparedness, and financial education.
  • Increase individual earnings.

Approach: CUL Transitions program implements workforce development services to assist unemployed and underemployed individuals with removing barriers and accessing meaningful employment including individuals with challenged backgrounds and re-entering the Franklin County community. Transitions provides career readiness, training, job placement, coaching and other support services utilizing a one-stop approach to help individuals gain and retain meaningful employment.

  • Career Readiness 2019 Boot Camp Schedule from 8:45 AM – 12:15 PM (Note: Schedule is subject to change)
    • March 25 – 29
    • April 22 – 26
    • May 20 – 24
    • June 24 – 28
    • July 22 – 26
    • August 26 – 30
    • September 23 – 27


  • Proper transitional support for individuals released from jail increases public safety, decreases tax dollars spent on corrections and helps to create more productive members of society. (Source: Franklin County Re-entry Coalition 2016 Strategic Plan)
  • Employment can play a meaningful role in reducing recidivism. Employment serves as a prosocial routine activity and allows a returning person to contribute to and develop social ties with their community (Source: M.T. Berg (2011), “Reentry and the Ties that Bind: An examination of Social Ties, Employment and Recidivism”)

Questions? Call Workforce Development & Career Services at 614-257-6300

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