ERIC Number: ED449360
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Successful Job Placement for Ex-Offenders: The Center for Employment Opportunities. Program Focus.
This document profiles the job placement program for ex-offenders that the Center for Employment Opportunities (CEO) in New York City has implemented successfully since 1992. The document begins by describing the program's main components, which are as follows: (1) a 1-day recruitment and orientation program; (2) a 4-day life skills course; (3) an initial session with a job developer; (4) a 2- to 3-month program consisting of day-labor on a work crew and weekly job preparation sessions and interviews; (5) placement in a job; and (6) follow-up services for approximately 6 months. The program description is accompanied by the following items: (1) a case study of three national-level agencies' collaboration in successful job placement programs for ex-offenders; (2) an overview of previous supported-work initiatives; (3) a summary of the CEO program rules that were formulated to foster participant reliability; (4) a summary of the CEO program's selling points to employers (CEO acts as a human resources department, CEO provides employees who are almost always reliable, and an entire organization is behind every employee); (5) overviews of CEO's staffing policies and finances; and (6) a discussion of keys of the CEO program's success. Seven sources of further information are listed. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Programs, Agency Cooperation, Career Counseling, Career Education, Cooperative Planning, Counseling Services, Counseling Techniques, Daily Living Skills, Employment Interviews, Employment Programs, Experiential Learning, Guidelines, Job Development, Job Placement, Orientation, Prisoners, Program Effectiveness, Program Implementation, Recidivism, Recruitment, Services, Skill Development, Success, Supported Employment, Transitional Programs, Vocational Education, Vocational Rehabilitation, Work Experience Programs
For full text: http://www.ncjrs.org/pdffiles/168102.pdf.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Justice, Washington, DC. National Inst. of Justice.; Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC. Office of Correctional Education.
Identifiers: Exoffenders; New York (New York)