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Attacking Poverty by Attacking Chronic Unemployment

An Update on Developments in Transitional Job Strategies for Former Prisoners

By John Bouman, Joseph A. Antolin & Melissa Young

Many ex-offenders face problems of chronic unemployment upon reentry into society. Transitional jobs strategies can help them overcome complex employment barriers. Recent movement on both federal and state levels to institute transitional job programs offers greater opportunities for ex-offenders to be employed and reintegrated into their communities.

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