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Ex Offenders

My Life as a Counselor

Project Return | Posted 04.26.2013 | Impact
Project Return

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gifAt Project Return we remind our clients that their lives are no longer on pause.

Employment as Antidote to a Lifetime of 'Invisible Punishment'

Project Return | Posted 04.03.2013 | Impact
Project Return

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gifIf we were to devise the one mechanism that would most surely defeat an ex-offender's quest for a crime-free, productive life after prison, would it not be to bar his efforts to gain employment?

Inaugurate Hope

Baker Industries | Posted 03.24.2013 | Impact
Baker Industries

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gifWe know that stable employment is an important predictor of reentry success and the best way to reduce recidivism. Yet people are being released every day with almost no chance of making it.

DC Council Chair Scuttles Critical Effort to Employ Ex-Offenders

Michael Shank | Posted 12.06.2012 | DC
Michael Shank

If America is the land of opportunity, then people -- all people -- must be given a second chance to pursue their dreams after they have served their sentence.

Report: Illinois Paid Sex Offenders To Babysit

Posted 10.30.2011 | Chicago

The screening methods used to qualify babysitters for a state-run childcare subsidy program in Illinois were so inadequate that in several instances c...