Transitional Jobs/Subsidized Employment

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What Have We Learned, What Are We Learning, and Where Should We Go from Here?

July, 2006

Each year, the more than 600,000 people released from prison face numerous obstacles to successful reentry into society, starting with the challenge of finding stable work. What does existing research say about the effectiveness of work-focused programs for ex-prisoners?

Report
March, 2010
Dan Bloom, Saskia Levy Thompson, Robert J. Ivry

Built on a research review and consultation with youth policy experts, this paper makes the case for developing a menu of approaches for the heterogeneous population of disconnected youth, building knowledge about mature programs (to better understand whether they work, for whom, and why), and creating new programs that address areas of unmet need. This framework may be particularly relevant for the Administration’s newly proposed Youth Innovation Fund.

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