Mentoring Former Prisoners

A Guide for Reentry Programs

By Public/Private Ventures

January 1, 2009

Summary

Most prisoners in the United States will eventually be released.  The issue is how to institute community reentry programs so these individuals don’t go back to prison. One way being researched is through mentoring programs to enhance employment opportunities. This manual, based on work through the Ready4Work program and first issued through the U.S. Department of Labor, outlines the process for establishing, implementing and sustaining a workable mentoring program that supports former prisoner to community reentry services.  

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Key Takeaway

Research shows employment plays a crucial role in helping former prisoners avoid criminal behavior and reincarceration.

Ready4Work addresses the needs of the growing ex-prisoner population through community- and faith-based organizations. 

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