Just Out: Early Lessons from the Ready4Work Reentry Initiative

In an effort to address the challenges facing former prisoners and the communities to which they return, Public/Private Ventures (P/PV) developed and launched Ready4Work: An Ex-Prisoner, Community and Faith Initiative. Funded by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Employment and Training Administration (ETA), the U.S. Department of Justice, the Annie E. Casey Foundation and the Ford Foundation, this three-year pilot program was designed to help returning prisoners by linking them to organizations that provide effective case management, mentoring, and job training and placement. The purpose of this report is to share early promising practices developed by the Ready4Work sites with other organizations working with former prisoners —including community- and faith-based organizations and their intermediaries. (Authors)

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