This text explores the challenges that convicted offenders face over the course of the rehabilitation, reentry, and reintegration process. Using an integrated, theoretical approach, each chapter is devoted to a corrections topic and incorporates original evidence-based concepts, research, and policy from experts in the field, and examines how correctional practices are being managed. Students are exposed to examples of both the successful attempts and the failures to reintegrate prisoners into the community, and they will be encouraged to consider how they can help influence future policy decisions as practitioners in the field.

Employment Barriers to Reintegration

Employment barriers to reintegration
Mindy S.Tarlow

Most of us know what it's like to look for a job when you don't have one. But imagine doing that after being physically disconnected from your community, perhaps for years, with little education or work experience and with a felony conviction that you now have to explain to an employer. All this and more confronts formerly incarcerated people when they come home from prison and need a job.

Securing a job during the fragile period after release from prison (known in the criminal justice and workforce development arenas as employment reentry) is crucial, not just for these job-seekers but for their children, families, and communities. It also touches on some of the most pressing economic and public ...

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