A FRESH START…FOR FORMERLY INCARCERATED INDIVIDUALS

Gain the skills you need to successfully re-enter the workforce.

Are you unemployed? Have been involved with the criminal justice system? Over the age of 25 and living in Bridgeport, CT?

The Second Chance Re-Entry Program provides participants with work readiness, job search and placement assistance, and employment retention skills to promote access to higher-paying jobs. Workforce specialists offer incarcerated persons pre and post-release case management services with one-on-one counseling and group staff support.

Incarcerated persons accepted into the program before prison release take part in online discussions on barriers to employment and how to overcome them. Support services include mentoring, job training search assistance such as guidance on resume and cover letter writing, and preparing for interview support. Job search help is offered through a recruitment agency, Engage Staffing. There are opportunities for certification training including OSHA 10, Serve Safe Food Handler, Forklift Operator in addition to Entrepreneurship/Micro-Business training.

Immediately following prison release, participants gain access to a support team, networking groups, peer mentoring, substance abuse treatment, or emotional wellness programming, financial and legal counseling, transportation, childcare, and housing assistance.

The Second Chance Re-Entry Program is a project of The WorkPlace. It is an equal opportunity program. Auxiliary aids and services are available to individuals with disabilities upon request.

The total cost of Second Chance Re-Entry Program is $750,000 is funded through the U.S. Department of Justice’s Second Chance Act Community Programs. This project was supported by Grant No. 2020-CY-BX-0032 awarded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance. The Bureau of Justice Assistance is a component of the Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs, which also includes the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the National Institute of Justice, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, the Office for Victims of Crime, and the SMART Office. Points of view or opinions in this document are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.”

Contact us today! Start a career and get a job with the help of the Second Chance Re-Entry Program at no cost to you!

Contact Information:

(203) 610-8119
msarro@workplace.org
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