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America Works' Criminal Justice Program: Providing Second Chances Through Work

Eimicke, William B.; Cohen, Steven Alan

This report presents a case study of a new program developed by America Works, Incorporated, to assist released prisoners reenter the world of work. The report describes the substantial problem presented by America’s growing prison population, and the related challenge to society by released prisoners. The costs and benefits of programs to train ex-convicts for jobs are discussed. Finally, a profile of America Works and its efforts to assist released prisoners is provided. The paper concludes that the America Works program has been effective in finding private sector employment for ex-offenders.

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Civic Bulletin

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Academic Units
International and Public Affairs
Publisher
Center for Civic Innovation at the Manhattan Institute
Published Here
October 1, 2014