CEO’s Young Adult Program: Engaging Formerly Incarcerated Young People in the Workforce

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incarcerated young adults, workforce


The report introduces CEO’s Young Adult Program in the context of the nationwide crisis of disconnected youth—young people neither in work or school. CEO’s Young Adult Program addresses this issue by engaging 18–25 year olds coming home from prison or jail with a specialized version of CEO’s comprehensive work program. The program, like CEO’s regular programming, offers immediate, paid transitional work concurrently with placement into permanent employment, but offers extra support and coaching, and helps young people with little work experience and less maturity ease in to the workplace. CEO, through a series of qualitative and quantitative analysis, found that Young Adult Program participants worked more days of transitional work, and were placed in permanent jobs at a higher rate than young adults of the same age at CEO who were not part of the program


The following report comes from a non-profit organization, Center for Employment Opportunities. To find more information follow the link: www.ceoworks.org