Success Stories

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HIGHLY MOTIVATED INDIVIDUALS

All across the country, stories are told about how persons with a criminal history have surpassed initial expectations and are excelling as able, motivated workers. These new employees are posting the same or higher retention rates as other employees and are moving from lives of dependence to independence. These justice-involved individuals represent a viable source of highly motivated employees.

FACES OF REENTRY

About 1 in 3 of the nation’s adult population have a criminal record on file with state or federal governments. Learn how justice-involved individuals are re-entering the workforce and making an important impact on the businesses and there success.

Redefing reentry.
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EXECUTIVE SUCCESS STORY (GERRY)

After various fits and starts, Gerry was able to navigate himself away from the criminal justice system. He pursued higher education and achieved success as a director in a global logistics company. Today, he has transitioned to a philanthropic role that allows him to serve the formerly incarcerated by harnessing the voice of business.

BUSINESSES AND REENTRY SUCCESS

Embassy Suites is a firm believer in second chances. Embassy Suites has hired several ex-offenders from different programs, and was encouraged to hire individuals with criminal records because of the support systems in place.

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The Welfare to Work Partnership/BizLink brokered with service providers Tulane/Xavier University and GoodwilL to prepare 25 noncustodial fathers for training at Petroleum Engineering Council (PEC) facilities.

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The Center for Employment Opportunities (CEO) in New York City is one of the many programs that help ex-offenders prepare for, find, and keep jobs. CEO’s program is a two-step process for participants.

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