Back to Life
Hard Outcomes: Prepare people returning from incarceration for stable employment. Reduce recidivism and increase success. CUL has put 200+ hard-to-place people to work since 2013.
Objectives: Tailor additional courses and training based upon on an objective evaluation of work readiness. Teach core skills such as resume writing, interviewing and financial literacy. Increase individual earning potential with new credentials.
Approach: Transitions (TR), offers three weeks of workforce development programming covering resume writing and personal branding to lifestyle planning and financial literacy. Optional one week Bootcamps are available for those already “work ready.” Encourage all to earn credentials, such as the Customer Service Certification from the National Retail Federation and/or four stackable certifications from The American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute.
Evidence: An estimated 35,000 people a year return to Franklin County from incarceration. Because employment is key to a successful transition, Franklin County’s Five Year Reentry Strategic Plan specifically calls for more employment readiness options for ex-offenders.