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Save the Date: National Reentry Week Summit
April 28, 2016 @ 5:30 am - 8:00 am EDT
Union Theological Seminary and ICF International will unveil a new benchmarking study on high-performing reentry programs.
Citizens returning home from prison face many challenges. Finding work is often one of the most difficult and traumatic to navigate. Nearly 75 percent of returned citizens are jobless a year after release and the lack of employment is associated with high levels of recidivism.
Employment-focused reentry programs help returning citizens find and keep employment and reduce recidivism. Join Union Theological Seminary, ICF International and a panel of experts on Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 9:30am in the Capitol Visitor’s Center, room SVC 212-10 as we unveil findings from a new benchmarking study funded by the Ford Foundation that highlights effective practices of high-performing reentry programs funded by the U.S. Department of Labor over the last decade.
In honor of National Reentry Week, this summit will focus on opportunities for stronger collaboration between correctional facilities and faith and neighborhood-based reentry programs and highlight the voices of returned citizens and local leaders who have contributed to our understanding of what works in reentry.