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.
  • New cohorts begin the FIRST WEEK of EVERY MONTH. Contact program staff to enroll or walk-in registration at 560 Ella T. Grasso Blvd., New Haven.

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

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

Program Staff:

  1. Glenn Young, (203) 624-1493 x 212
  2. Marshall Cooper, (203) 624-1493 x 220
  3. Shyron Caldwell, (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.