Reentry and Barriers to Employment

Lessons From Casey’s Investments

This report covers the challenging terrains of incarceration, reentry and work. It draws on expert interviews, dozens of resources and two decades of strategic investments by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. Readers will learn what employment barriers people commonly face after exiting prison or jail and how to help these individuals pursue — and maintain — family-supporting jobs.    

November 19, 2016

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Casey Connects: Summer 2011

Faith, Forgiveness, Fragile Relationships, and Responsible Fatherhood

This issue of Casey Connects spotlights four initiatives that the Annie E. Casey Foundation has invested in for the last decade: aiding the formerly incarcerated, promoting responsible fatherhood, supporting healthy relationships and tapping into the strengths of faith-based organizations. The end goal in each of these efforts is the same: Give kids in tough communities a better shot at success.

June 21, 2011

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Giving Former Prisoners Positive Returns

Read the story of Rodney Evans, a former addict who got his life back on track with help from Project RETURN, a support program for ex-prisoners. The Casey Foundation supports reentry work through programs, policies and practices that improve the employment prospects of former prisoners in an effort to reduce recidivism, increase public safety and improve outcomes for children and families affected by incarceration.

June 20, 2011

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Casey in Baltimore: Supporting Nonprofits that Help Children and Families

Creating Successful Futures for Children and Families

The Annie E. Casey Foundation is deeply invested in building a better Baltimore, Maryland. This report checks in on 11 initiatives — including a fatherhood support series, youth center and mentor program — that highlight the many ways that Casey is working to improve the lives of Baltimore’s families and children since 1995. It is part of a larger series that examines Casey’s family-strengthening efforts in specific cities. 

April 4, 2007

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Promoting Responsible Fatherhood

A Guide to Key Ideas, Effective Approaches, and Technical Assistance Resources for Making Connections Cities and Site Teams

The document provides an overview of the importance of involving fathers in family strengthening efforts, the key elements of effective fatherhood programs and examples of programs and resource organizations for fatherhood programs.

January 7, 2005

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Restoring Fathers to Families and Communities

Six Steps for Policymakers

This detailed, six-step guide tells state and local officials how to act, legislatively and administratively, to help America’s fathers help their children. At every step, it offers clear recommendations for promoting father involvement, examples from the front lines and resources for learning more. 

February 20, 2000

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