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6 April 2020
Wilmington, Delaware, United States
A technology service company based in Wilmington, DE hires neurodiverse employees, people with developmental disabilities, to fulfill roles that they may typically be overlooked for despite their skillsets. TPI avoids...
21 October 2019
McLoud, Oklahoma, United States
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Oklahoma’s Mabel Bassett Correctional Center is seeing its first graduating class of women coders. A nonprofit called The Last Mile offers training programs for incarcerated individuals with the goal of equipping them...
30 July 2019
Fairfield, Ohio, United States
In 2017, Ohio’s Fairfield County built a new jail that, for the first time in a long time, met minimum jail standards. Using bonds, the new jail included an increase in the amount of living space, better security stan...
29 May 2019
Yonkers, New York, United States
Greystone Bakery in Yonkers, N.Y., hires applicants without requiring drug tests, background checks, or credit checks as a way to prioritize future success rather than past actions. The bakery's system of "open hiring...
Second Wave Michigan
4 April 2019
Battle Creek, Michigan, United States
The Woman's Co-op in Battle Creek, Michigan addresses a wide array of needs for women in the community, including food, clothing, transportation, housing, and childcare. The co-op offers free services, including assis...
24 December 2018
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As climate change has led to more frequent droughts and volatile weather in Australia, climate-dependent jobs like farming are increasingly imperiled. In response, the Australian state government of Victoria launched ...
7 October 2018
Dayton, Ohio, United States
Providing a comprehensive approach helps veterans struggling with addiction. At the Dayton Veterans Affairs Medical Center, when VA campus police who identify drug-related cases, patients are also paired with social w...
14 August 2018
Lexington, Kentucky, United States
DV8 Kitchen in Lexington, Kentucky has twenty-five employees, all of whom are in recovery from drug addiction. The eatery's "second chance hiring" policy and general business take into consideration the special needs ...
26 June 2018
Charleston, South Carolina, United States
A nonprofit in Charleston, South Carolina, uses cognitive behavioral therapy to help formerly incarcerated men shift their mindsets in order to meet the hefty challenges they face re-entering society. Turning Leaf Pro...
20 June 2018
Sessa Aurunca, Italy
A cooperative in Italy has repurposed land once owned by the Mafia to produce pasta and organic vegetables, and its employees are using this land to reclaim their lives. Beyond the Dreams’ provides meaningful work for...
Juvenile Justice Information Exchange
18 April 2018
Dixon, Illinois, United States
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Dixon is the second police department in the United States to stop jailing drug addicts and start helping them check into rehab centers instead. “We’re changing the way law enforcement views addiction — to see it as a...
8 November 2017
Time served in prison often means the end of opportunity and hope for the incarcerated, but a special restaurant run from within the San Diego women's prison in Cartagena is working to change that. The women are train...
18 October 2017
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Washington D.C. struggles with the highest incarceration rates in the nation that already imprisons more people than any other country in the world. But a few determined individuals, including ex-offender Juan Reid, a...
The Philadelphia Citizen
11 October 2017
Narbeth, Pennsylvania, United States
Overwhelmingly, individuals who have been incarcerated will spend the rest of their lives dragging in-and-out of prison, with few resources to help break the cycle and get them back on their feet. But one program call...
6 September 2017
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Christian Dennis stood up in front of his class and told them about his life: He sold drugs, went to prison three times before the age of 18, and realized he had to start over. That’s all his classmate, Bob Logue need...
27 August 2017
Under 800 Words
A pilot program in Canada is providing increased job opportunities for disadvantaged populations - including refugees, those with disabilities, and laborers who have been unemployed long-term - through a special progr...
6 June 2017
San Francisco, California, United States
After serving time in prison, finding a job can be a major challenge. Road 22 aims to help. The luxury clothing brand employs eight formerly-incarcerated women and plans to hire more as business grows.
11 May 2017
Camden, New Jersey, United States
Many previously incarcerated people struggle to both rehabilitate and gain the necessary skills for a successful post-prison life. This article looks at Hope Hall, a halfway house using a comprehensive approach meant ...
The Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia Media Network)
Jane M. Von Bergen
20 April 2017
Yonkers, New York, United States
In Yonkers, Pennsylvania, Greyston Bakery's open hiring process gives a chance to those who might not have been hired otherwise. The company doesn't conduct background checks, look at resumes, require a skills test, o...
26 October 2016
People with autism struggle to gain employment. EY and other private companies have started programs to employ autistic individuals, harnessing their skills, tailoring the onboarding process to suit their needs, and h...
Cleveland.com (The Plain Dealer)
9 June 2016
Cleveland, Ohio, United States
The Volunteers of America's Face Forward 2 program offers a second chance to youth offenders by focusing on education and employment. Destyni Iverson believes the program potentially changed the trajectory of life. Sh...
14 April 2016
Texas, United States
There is a high rate of recidivism for juvenile offenders, Chad Houser started Cafe Momentum with the aims to help these individuals develop a new life. The food is made by young offenders who go through a year long i...
17 November 2015
Stony Brook, New York, United States
It is very difficult for people with disabilities to find work. Specialisterne is a Danish company that trains high-functioning autistic employees for IT jobs and partners with IT companies to get them hired by alteri...
9 November 2015
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Instituto del Progreso Latino, a vocational school in Chicago, is comprehensively helping Latino immigrants living in the U.S. educate themselves, find professional work, and rise above poverty.
3 May 2015
Newark, Ohio, United States
Research shows that successful addiction recovery requires a comprehensive approach and multiple types of support. Ohio is in the midst of shifting its approach to vocational rehabilitation to an evidence-based approa...
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