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Justice-Involved Workers
Formerly incarcerated adults and adjudicated youth

Welcome to this collection of resources to help you address your employment needs. We’re pleased to introduce you to a vital, untapped labor pool that you may not be aware of; justice-involved individuals. Throughout this website, you will see how the U.S. Department of Labor’s RExO (Re-integration of Ex-Offender) grantees and similar programs help these individuals transform from being credible candidates to stellar employees.

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Get started by checking out the sections below. Take a look at the video (above), and discover how employers just like you hire justice-involved individuals to meet their bottom line. You, too, can become a Champion of Change in your community.

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“And what I believe unites the people of this nation, regardless of race or religion or party, young or old, rich or poor, is the simple, profound belief in opportunity for all—the notion that if you work hard and take responsibility, you can get ahead.” President Barack Obama, Jan. 28, 2014 State of the Union Address

Champions of Change allows this Administration to identify, recognize, and honor extraordinary individuals who are enabling the creation of employment opportunities for formerly incarcerated individuals.

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Talent Bank

Learn why individuals with criminal backgrounds make viable candidates and excellent employees.

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Employment Solutions

Discover how formerly incarcerated men, women, and adjudicated youth are prepared and ready-for-work, and why employers just like you are interested in hiring from this untapped labor pool.

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Ready, Set, Go!

Acquire the tools and contacts you need to begin recruitment, hiring, and retention efforts.