Preparing Ex-Offenders for Work
Employment and a steady income can provide purpose and stability for individuals released to community supervision. To assist participants in securing work, GEO Reentry provides a continuum of job development, placement, and retention services. Our team facilitates onsite employment readiness group sessions; provides onsite access to computer-based career skills programming; hosts job and resource fairs; and works closely with participants and local organizations to facilitate participant job searches and placement.
Employment Assessment and Individual Employment Plan
Program staff use employment-related assessments to gather information on a participant’s work history, level of education, skills, abilities, and interests. Our staff includes employment specialists who work closely with participants to discuss assessment results and career recommendations. These staff members help participants create and maintain an employment plan, offering a customized, step-by-step guide to obtain employment and establish a career path.
Employment Readiness Group
Coaching in the Education/Employment Lab
Staff guide participants in using computers in the on-site education/employment lab to conduct job searches, create a professional resume, and other employment readiness tasks. We work with participants to help ensure any needed resources – transportation, childcare, and professional clothing – are in place prior to job interviews.
Participant Training for Substance Use Certifications
We support participants with the training needed to obtain a substance use certification such as the accredited Certified Associate Addictions Professional (CAP) program, a way they can continue their recovery and help others.
GEO Reentry has developed a website that provides access to a nationwide network of resources and helpful tools that can aid individuals transitioning from incarceration or justice-involved programs, including employment search strategies and tips.