More Than a Job

Final Results from the Evaluation of the Center for Employment Opportunities (CEO) Transitional Jobs Program

Posted January 2, 2012
By Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation (OPRE) Administration for Children and Families
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Individuals who have been incarcerated face many challenges when seeking to reenter the job market after their release from prison. This report outlines and evaluates the results of the Center for Employment Opportunity program in assisting former prisoners at improving their job prospects and reducing the likelihood they will return to prison.

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Key Takeaway

Transitional job programs may provide help and hope to former prisoners

The findings of the CEO transitional jobs program show promise in helping former prisoners transition from prison back into their communities. Results of a three-year follow up study indicate that early intervention after release from prison is key to positively impacting individuals’ employment prospects and reducing recidivism rates.