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(Video) Back on the Job Market: Workforce Development and Employment Strategies for the Formerly Incarcerated
Secretary Hilda Solis, Attorney General Eric Holder and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Chair Jacqueline Berrien, as well as academics, practitioners and business leaders, joined forces on June 21st at DOL headquarters for an important...
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06/27/2011
Ex-Offenders and the Labor Market
Bureau of Justice Statistics data estimates that, in 2008, the United States had between 12 and 14 million ex-offenders of working age. Because a prison record or felony conviction greatly lowers ex-offenders’ prospects in the labor market, it is...
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11/30/2010
Work After Prison
More than 2 million people are incarcerated in the United States, and around 700,000 are released from prison each year. Those who are released face daunting obstacles as they seek to reenter their communities, and rates of recidivism are high. Many...
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10/29/2010
COLORADO PY09 WIA Annual Report: Winning in a Challenging Economy
The Colorado PY09 WIA Annual Report demonstrates the Colorado Workforce System's continued evolution to a cross-regional,demand-driven system. The report illustrates, with the help of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funds, the strong...
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10/25/2010
Mentoring Ex-Prisoners: A Guide for Prisoner Reentry Programs
The economic and social considerations of former prisoners who return to the community led the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) and Public/Private Ventures (P/PV) enter into a grant relationship to develop Ready4Work: An Ex-Prisoner, Community and...
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03/10/2008
Colorado Department of Corrections Educational Services
The mission of the Colorado Department of Corrections (DOC) Educational Services is to meet the diverse educational needs of inmates through the provision of quality academic, vocational, life skills and transitional services whereby inmates can...
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02/23/2004
U.S. Department of Labor: Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships (CFBNP)
The Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships at the U.S. Department of Labor implements Secretary Hilda L. Solis' vision of Good Jobs for Everyone by building partnerships with faith-based groups, community organizations, and neighborhood...
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05/13/2010
Daniels Fund
The Daniels Fund Grants Program supports nonprofit organizations in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming, as well as programs with a national impact (national grants are by invitation only). The program areas eligible for grants through the Daniels...
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03/16/2010
Center for Faith-Based & Community Initiatives: Prisoner Re-entry Resources
The U.S. Department of Labor Center for Faith-Based & Community Initiatives offers a list of Prisoner Re-entry Resources. The list of sites and documents offers information about prisoner re-entry programs and how faith-based and community...
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03/10/2008
Department of Corrections: Definitions and Acronyms
The Definitions and Acronyms section of the Department of Corrections (DOC) web site offers a glossary of terms to create a better understanding of the department.
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05/10/2007
Colorado Federal Bonding Program
The Colorado Federal Bonding Program is a unique tool to help a job applicant get and keep a job. The program issues Fidelity Bonds, and is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor. It is a business insurance policy that protects the employer in...
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02/18/2004
Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC)
The Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) is a federal income tax credit that encourages employers to hire seven targeted groups of job seekers who begin work before September 1, 2011. WOTC can reduce employer federal tax liability by as much as $2,400...
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12/27/2006
Evaluation of the YouthBuild Youth Offender Grants
This report summarizes findings from an implementation and outcomes evaluation of the YouthBuild Youth Offender grants. The grants were awarded to 34 YouthBuild sites, chosen by YouthBuild USA, to provide services for adjudicated youth with the goal...
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01/06/2010
MDRC: How Can We Help Ex-Prisoners Reenter the Labor Market?
Since its founding, MDRC’s work has focused on the critical challenges of identifying the most effective ways to improve labor market outcomes for individuals facing barriers to employment, and understanding how policies to promote work affect the...
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12/30/2009
Stop the Revolving Door: Colorado’s Roadmap for Successful Offender Reentry and Employment -Year II Documented Quote
The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE), Workforce Development Programs, Special Project Unit is seeking to contract with faith- and/or community-based organizations (FBO’s/CBO’s), and other non-profit or for-profit organizations to...
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04/30/2009
Stop the Revolving Door Year II Documented Quote: Signature Page (Exhibit A)
The Signature Page is Exhibit A from the Documented Quote, Stop the Revolving Door: Colorado’s Roadmap for Successful Offender Reentry and Employment Year II. The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE), Workforce Development Programs,...
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04/30/2009
Stop the Revolving Door Year II Documented Quote: Vendor Performance Disclosure Form (Exhibit B)
The Vendor Performance Disclosure Form is Exhibit B from the Documented Quote, Stop the Revolving Door: Colorado’s Roadmap for Successful Offender Reentry and Employment Year II. The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE), Workforce...
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04/30/2009
Stop the Revolving Door Year II Documented Quote: Sample Line Item Budget (Exhibit C)
The Sample Line Item Budget is Exhibit C from the Documented Quote, Stop the Revolving Door: Colorado’s Roadmap for Successful Offender Reentry and Employment Year II. The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE), Workforce Development...
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04/30/2009
Stop the Revolving Door Year II Documented Quote: CDLE Purchase Order Terms & Conditions (Exhibit D)
The CDLE Purchase Order Terms & Conditions is Exhibit D from the Documented Quote, Stop the Revolving Door: Colorado’s Roadmap for Successful Offender Reentry and Employment Year II. The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE), Workforce...
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04/30/2009
Stop the Revolving Door Year II Documented Quote: Invoice Sample (Exhibit E)
The Invoice Sample is Exhibit E from the Documented Quote, Stop the Revolving Door: Colorado’s Roadmap for Successful Offender Reentry and Employment Year II. The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE), Workforce Development Programs,...
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04/30/2009
Making the Employment Connection: New Opportunities to Support Transitional Jobs Programs Using the TANF Emergency Contingency Fund
This paper, by Allegra Baider and Elizabeth Lower-Basch, highlights new opportunities to develop or expand Transitional Jobs programs using funding from the new Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Emergency Contingency Fund, which was authorized...
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04/07/2009
“Selling” Business on the Workforce Skills Certificate (2007 Honorable Mention for Best Practice)
Workforce Skills Certification System (WSCS) provides the foundation to prepare a skilled and able entry-level workforce. With a complete system of assessments to measure readiness for work, WSCS offers job candidates a valuable advantage by...
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03/30/2009
Community Corps Program (2007 Honorable Mention for Best Practice)
The Community Corps program engages young people as resources in an assets-based model to meet pressing community needs. As the first program in the Southwest Conservation Corps1 (SCC) step ladder, it engages 14-15 year old local youth, in a summer...
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03/30/2009
TANF Summer Youth Program (2007 Best Practice)
The program is designed to benefit TANF low-income families by having their children in a positive summer program while the parent(s) are in a TANF work activity or beginning unsubsidized employment. An equally important benefit of the program is...
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03/30/2009
Federal Bonding Program Video
A 47-minute video offered by the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment outlines the Federal Bonding Program, a partnership between the US Department of Labor and The McLaughlin Company. The program was designed to help individuals from targeted...
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02/01/2005
Federal Bonding Program
In 1966 the U.S. Department of Labor established The Federal Bonding Program to provide Fidelity Bonds that guarantee honesty for “at-risk”, hard-to-place job seekers. The bonds cover the first six months of employment. There is no cost to the job...
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02/25/2009
Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) Brochure
The Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) is a federal income tax credit that encourages employers to hire seven targeted groups of job seekers who begin work before September 1, 2011. WOTC is one tool in a diverse toolbox of flexible strategies...
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02/25/2009
Evaluation of the Prisoner Re-Entry Initiative - Final Report
In November 2005, the Employment and Training Administration (ETA) awarded grants to 30 Faith-Based and Community Organizations to implement a Prisoner Re-Entry Initiative (PRI) Demonstration. The Initiative seeks to strengthen communities affected...
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02/06/2009
Giving Ex-Offenders a Choice in Life - First Findings from the Beneficiary Choice Demonstration
This report, Giving Ex-Offenders a Choice in Life: First Findings from the Beneficiary Choice Demonstration, was prepared by Mathematica Policy Research, Inc. Information included in the report was gathered during visits to each grantee community...
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02/06/2009
Ready4Work: Final Research Report
Public/Private Ventures (P/PV) examined the idea that a combination of mentoring, employment-related services and case management could smooth the transition for ex-prisoners—and in the process cut the rate at which they return to prison. To evaluate...
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02/02/2009
Green Collar Jobs in the U.S. and Colorado
This report provides information about Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency employment and revenue growth projections based on 2007 as the base year. Additionally, the reader will learn what a “Green Job” is and what the forecasted workforce needs...
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01/20/2009
Turning Point Program for Offenders (2007 Best Practice)
When an inmate is released from prison, he or she has few resources to quickly become a productive member of the workforce. Ex-offenders face numerous hurdles. Through the Turning Point Program, we offer supportive services, training...
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12/15/2008
From Prison to Work: A Proposal for a National Prisoner Reentry Program
In the United States, prisons and jails are currently holding 2.25 million people and release about 700,000 per year into home communities with job scarcity, poverty, and crime. Prison costs have also risen from $19 billion in spending in 1982 to $70...
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12/18/2008
GreenHome Denver Proposal
The GreenHome Denver Program is designed to reach out to homeowners in low income neighborhoods with low-cost home energy audits and installations of energy efficient devices which will help the community realize significant reductions in energy...
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10/13/2008
Pre-Release Program Structure
Colorado Department of Corrections: Division of Adult Parole, Community Corrections and YOS Pre-Release Program Structure
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06/10/2008
Reducing Re-offending in London: Phase Two of the London Resettlement Strategy
The London Resettlement Strategy established seven pathways to address the main factors that will reduce re-offending in London: accommodation; education, training and employment; health; drugs; finance, debt and benefit; children and families and...
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06/10/2008
Rehabilitating and Reintegrating Youth Offenders:Are Residential and Community Aftercare Colliding Worlds and What Can Be Done About it?
This paper will identify how and why the worlds of residential and aftercare services can diverge, exploring the implications these have on both the youth offenders themselves and public safety. Evidence-based strategies and promising practices that...
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06/10/2008
Resettlement Strategy for London
The London Resettlement Strategy was launched at HMP Wormwood Scrubs on the 20th of September 2005. The Strategy is developed by a multi-agency senior level partnership board. It sets out how service providers will work closely together to improve...
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06/10/2008
State-wide Community Re-Entry Services
Community Re-Entry, in conjuction with the Colorado Department of Corrections, community parole offices, and community partnerships will enhance public safety by providing comprehensive re-entry strategies and interventions that assist each offender...
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06/10/2008
Life After Lockup: Improving Reentry from Jail to the Community
Each year, U.S. jails process an estimated 12 million admissions and releases. Substance addiction, job and housing instability, mental illness, and a host of health problems are part of the day-to-day realities for a significant share of this...
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05/08/2008
National H.I.R.E. Network
Established by the Legal Action Center, the National Helping Individuals with criminal records Re-enter through Employment Network is both a national clearinghouse for information and an advocate for policy change. The goal of the National H.I.R.E....
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03/11/2008
Ready4Reentry: A Prisoner Reentry Toolkit for Faith-Based and Community Organizations
The toolkit is a guide for faith-based or community organizations interested in establishing or enhancing their prisoner reentry program. The document covers a variety of topics such as recruiting, case management, job placement, mentoring, and...
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03/10/2008
Stop the Revolving Door: RFP
The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) is seeking to contract with faith- and/or community- based organizations, and other non-profit or for-profit organizations to deliver employment and training services to offenders releasing from...
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11/26/2007
Stop the Revolving Door: Signature Page
On November 21, 2007, the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) released an RFP to partner with faith- and/or community- based organizations, and other non-profit or for-profit organizations to deliver employment and training services to...
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11/26/2007
Stop the Revolving Door: Terms and Conditions
On November 21, 2007, the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) released an RFP to partner with faith- and/or community- based organizations, and other non-profit or for-profit organizations to deliver employment and training services to...
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11/26/2007
Safer Foundation
The Safer Foundation, an Illinois not-for-profit 501©(3) organization, first opened its doors in Chicago in 1972 to advocate for individuals with criminal records in their efforts to obtain employment following release from prison or jail. Today the...
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07/16/2007
Colorado Department of Corrections
The Colorado Department of Corrections (DOC)provides protection and public safety by managing offenders in controlled environments of prisons, community-based facilities and parole programs that are safe, humane, appropriately secure, and provide...
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02/23/2004
National Employment Law Project (NELP)
The National Employment Law Project (NELP) advocates for the working poor and unemployed. NELP’s Immigrant and Nonstandard Worker Project seeks to protect and promote employment rights of low wage workers. Working in support of state advocates and...
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06/11/2007
NGA Center for Best Practices: Social, Economic & Workforce Programs Division
The NGA Center for Best Practices' Social, Economic & Workforce Programs Division focuses on best practices, policy options, and service delivery improvements across a range of current and emerging issues, including economic development, workforce...
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02/22/2007
Job Coaching Offender Populations Training Agenda
The agenda for the Job Coaching Offender Populations Training course details the times of specific sessions for working with recently released veterans to provide assistance for locating employment and associated processes.
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10/09/2005
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