Wednesday, June 17, 2015

$10M in grants awarded for jail-based employment centers to ready inmates for job market before release, reduce recidivism

ETA News Release: [06/04/2015]
Contact Name: Jason Kuruvilla or David Roberts
Phone Number: (202) 693-6587 or x5945
Email: or
Release Number: 15-1117-NAT

Projects in 14 states seek to strengthen communities and improve public safety
WASHINGTON — More than 9 million people are released from the nation's more than 3,000 county and local jails every year, the U.S. Department of Justice reports. Many of these individuals have few job skills and face difficult barriers to stable employment. Without a strong support system or a steady job, many once incarcerated people are likely to commit new crimes and return to jail: a cycle of recidivism that recurs across the country.
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