Ex-Offender Programs

# Re-Entry for Ex-Offenders

Next Steps… Re-Entering the Workforce

Next Steps is designed to turn ex-offenders into job seekers with life skills, job training and workplace-readiness. Working with the police, the courts, probation and parole services, and community organizations, Workforce Alliance provides a program that increases the odds of success.

Whether you are just exiting incarceration, or have a criminal history, Next Steps has a proven record of success.

New Classes begin the FIRST WEEK OF EACH MONTH. Call 203-624-1493 x 210 to register.

Program Coordinator Freeman Holloway, (203) 624-1493 x 260


Located at 560 Ella T. Grasso Blvd, New Haven and by appointment in Middletown, Meriden or Hamden.

Additional Staff:

Glenn Young, (203) 624-1493 x 212

Marshall Cooper, (203) 624-1493 x 220

David Ashe, (203) 624-1493 x 205

Freedom is a Good Job

Let us help you find one

Take advantage of all we offer, all at no cost:

  • Orientation to the American Job Center services
  • Personal planning information sessions on:
    • attitude
    • personal responsibility
    • interviewing techniques
    • job applications
  • Computer classes
  • Job fairs (transportation is supplied)
  • Access to Adult Education
  • Career counseling and basic job skill development
  • Occupational Skills Training
  • On-the-Job Training
  • Job Search and Interviewing Strategies
  • Life Skills Training
  • Transportation Assistance
  • Child Care Assistance
  • Identification Document Access and help with Expunging Your Record

What kind of jobs are you likely to get?

  • Manufacturing
  • Warehousing & stock work
  • Construction
  • Clerical
  • Lawn and tree maintenance
  • Trades apprenticeship

Barriers to employment are barriers to a better life
Homelessness, substance abuse, mental health issues, lack of training and education, lack of employment history -- these are just some of the barriers out there. Help is available. Finding a job or getting needed training are first steps in overcoming these barriers.