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Learning Journey: Second Chances

Tomorrow's session will outline successful reentry programs and employer initiatives that have made a significant difference for those who have interacted with the justice system.

When individuals reenter the workforce after being involved in the justice system, they face numerous obstacles, including stigma, legal barriers, and gaps in employment history. However, providing second chances is not only a matter of social responsibility but also a vital strategy for promoting workforce development, community safety, and economic growth. This webinar will delve into the complex challenges faced by justice-involved individuals and highlight successful programs and initiatives that help them secure employment.

The webinar will also showcase successful reentry programs and employer initiatives that have made a significant difference. We will hear from areas that have adopted fair chance hiring practices and share their experiences and benefits. Additionally, we will explore the role of community organizations, mentorship programs, and vocational training in supporting justice-involved individuals.

Our featured speakers include Jay Jordan, a renowned advocate for criminal justice reform who has dedicated his career to improving the lives of those affected by the justice system, and Fred Latu, a business agent for Local 104. Their insights and experiences will provide valuable perspectives on creating effective pathways to second-chance employment.

This Learning Journey session will occur on July 11, 2024 at 7:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada). Click here to learn more and to register.