Re-Entry for Ex-Offenders

NEXT STEPS… RE-ENTERING THE WORKFORCE

Next Steps turns ex-offenders into job seekers with life skills, job training and workplace-readiness. We work with the police, the courts, probation and parole services and community organizations to provide a program that increases the odds of success.

NEW VIRTUAL COHORTS START MARCH 1

Watch the overview video below, complete the form and you will be contacted by staff to begin Next Steps enrollment.

WHAT TO EXPECT

Next Steps kicks off each month with a 5-Day Schedule. Staff meet with the cohort each day from 12-2 PM via Zoom. Completion of each day is required for full enrollment.

Day 1: Orientation

Day 2: Supportive Services

Day 3: Life Skills

Day 4: Preparation for Employment & Employment After Prison

Day 5: Keeping a Job with a Good Attitude

After the 5-Day schedule, you will work with staff 1-on-1 to complete all eligibility requirements and begin job development. In-person meetings are available by appointment only. Staff are also available by phone, email or Zoom.

Senior Job Seeker Consultant: Glenn Young, (203) 624-1493 x 212 or gyoung@workforcealliance.biz

Recovery Works Coordinator: Allyson Quinn, (203) 624-1493 x 220 or cell: (203) 402-8456 or aquinn@workforcealliance.biz. Learn More about Recovery Works >>

Program Coordinator Freeman Holloway(203) 624-1493 x 260 or fholloway@workforcealliance.biz

American Job Center @ New Haven Correctional Center: Lead Instructor Bill Pitre (203) 867-4030 x 248, bpitre@workforcealliance.biz. Inmates scheduled for release within 180 days can access services pre-release. Learn more about American Job Center @ New Haven Correctional Center >> 

 

Main Office: 560 Ella T. Grasso Blvd, New Haven

COMPLETE THIS FORM TO GET STARTED:

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
  • Opioid Addiction Peer Recovery Coaching
  • Job fairs (in-person and virtual(
  • 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 & Distribution
  • 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.