When the Gates Open: Ready4Work, A National Response to the Prisoner Reentry Crisis

by Joshua Good; Pamela Sherrid

Oct 30, 2005
When the Gates Open describes the emergence ofReady4Work, a 17-site, national prisoner reentry initiative developed by P/PV. The report outlines the project's basic goals and design and examines how it is directly confronting the nation's reentry crisis by drawing on local faith- and community-based organizations to provide job training, mentoring, case management and job placement services. The report documents a rare partnership among the business, government, community and faith sectors, as they come together to confront alarmingly high incarceration and recidivism rates. It describes key start-up and implementation challenges and, using early outcomes data, touches on a number of promising practices for future reentry efforts.
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