The Goodwill Adult Re-Entry Program aims to address the full range of challenges faced by formerly incarcerated adults to make successful transitions back to the community.

What does the Goodwill Adult Re-Entry Program offer?

  • Customized education, vocational training, and employment programs based on individual needs and assessments.
  • Vocational and on-the-job training in skilled trade-related industries that lead to careers in fields such as building/construction, manufacturing, and culinary arts.
  • GED prep classes for those in need of a high school equivalency certificate and academic remediation to assist with preparing for vocational skills training..
  • A dedicated case manager for support both during training and for the first year of employment.

Additional Support Services:

  • Legal assistance
  • Financial planning
  • Transportation assistance
  • Employment services
  • Monetary stipend for meeting training goals

Eligibility Requirements:

Documentation is required to prove eligibility. Ineligible candidates may be referred to other services within Goodwill.

1. Adults ages 25 and older
2. Previously incarcerated and released within 180 days; or is currently under supervision (i.e. on probation, confined in a correctional facility with a release date within 6-months, residing in a residential reentry center, or electronic monitoring or home-based monitoring, or enrolled in a jail-based work release center. )
3. Authorized to work in the United States
4. Has never been convicted of a sex crime other than prostitution
5. Considered low-income (will need to provide proof of where they live; eligibility will be based on Department of Labor approved zip codes and census tracks)
6. Persons convicted of a violent crime will be assessed for eligibility based on risk assessment

The Goodwill® Adult Reentry Project is made possible with a grant award of $4.5 million, covering 92 percent of costs, from the U.S. Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration. Eight percent of the Goodwill Adult LifeLaunch Reintegration Program activities and services will be supported with $373,275 in leveraged resources.

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