惩教署:通往就业机会的桥梁

惩教署:通往就业机会的桥梁

2023年9月1日


劳动力,故事

Recidivism is the tendency of a formerly incarcerated individual to engage in criminal behavior again, 导致再次入狱. While the reasons are numerous, meaningful employment is highly correlated with low recidivism rates. 

尽管对 有酬就业可以提供普遍的作用在明尼苏达州, justice-impacted individuals face many barriers to securing employment 和 adapting to life outside prison walls. 

The Minnesota Department of Corrections (DOC) manages the incarcerated population throughout the State but also plays a major role in helping individuals reenter society. The DOC Work Release Program provides a structured transition period to prepare people for a successful, 一旦他们回到社区,就会过上无犯罪的生活. 虽然重点可能是就业之路, 一些DOC项目更深入地探讨了这些障碍的根本原因.

MINNCOR行业

Planting the seed of gainful employment begins with opportunities during incarceration. MINNCOR行业, 位于罗斯维尔, 提供多达1个,700 incarcerated individuals in some years with job skills training to support positive behavior 和 a successful transition into the community at no cost to taxpayers. Each DOC facility specializes in job skills training opportunities through relationships with businesses statewide, 比如木工, 纺织品, 印刷, 仓库, 分布, 室内装潢和更多. MINNCOR是100%自给自足的, 从与这些企业签订的合同中获得运营所需的资金. 
“我们的项目旨在为这些人提供自尊, 在出狱后培养对自己和方向的信念,史蒂夫·霍夫斯特德说, mincor Industries Bridge项目生产主管. 

使用程序

在监禁期间和之后,对有酬就业的支持是必要的. 2006年由MINNCOR发起, the DOC 使用程序 provides work readiness 和 job search training by educating participants on tools 和 resources for obtaining 和 retaining employment. 项目参与者的发布前活动关注于工作准备评估, 职业兴趣, 技能鉴定和求职培训. Post-release services include follow-up meetings at regular intervals of up to one year with each individual to discuss job search plans, 提供具体的工作线索,并向社区合作伙伴提供推荐.
平均, approximately 750 participants participated in EMPLOY each year until it was halted due to lack of funding. EMPLOY was reinstated in 2022 under the DOC Reentry Services Unit 和 continues to be fully funded through MINNCOR行业.

运用的有效性是相当显著的,作为一个 最近的研究 表明完成该项目减少了59%的再监禁. The findings stated those who completed EMPLOY were more likely to gain employment within two years after release from prison.

另外, EMPLOY educates employers about the benefits of hiring justice-involved individuals 和 how to do so. The 雇用职位拓展员 works with employers statewide to help identify their workforce needs 和 the necessary skills, 经验, 他们要求候选人