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ERIC Number: ED449360
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Mar
Pages: 21
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Successful Job Placement for Ex-Offenders: The Center for Employment Opportunities. Program Focus.
Finn, Peter
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)
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: 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 - Location: New York (New York)