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The Prisoner Re-Entry Initiative is designed to strengthen urban communities through an employment-centered program that incorporates mentoring, job training, and other comprehensive transitional services.

This program seeks to reduce recidivism by helping former inmates find work when they return to their communities. Faith-based and community organizations (FBCOs) will play a key role in this initiative by providing soft-skills and other appropriate basic training, serving as mentors, making appropriate referrals to the One-Stop system, connecting with community colleges and other providers of occupational skills training, and providing or referring ex-offenders to needed supportive services.

For more information see About PRI.

News and Updates

  • Department of Labor Releases Publication - The Jewish Vocational Services Women Offender Reentry: A Practitioner's "Blueprint" for Replication Collaborative.New

  • As of the first year of program operations, 30 PRI grantees have collectively provided 43,495 services to 6,442 participants and placed 3,378 participants in employment.
    Created: June 04, 2007
    Updated: August 02, 2007