Reducing Recidivism with

Workforce Partnerships

In the July/August 2021 edition of American Jails, Geographic Solutions' Business Development Executive for Corrections, Richard Boone, and Director of Sales and Marketing, Deane Toler, discuss how partnerships between workforce agencies and state and local corrections entities can reduce incidents of recidivism. The direct benefits of recidivism reduction includes increasing the safety in our communities, decreasing victimization rates, reducing criminal justice costs, and fostering family preservation. 

Reduced Recidivism with Pre-Release Employment Prospects

Studies have shown that unemployment rates are highest for ex-offenders within the first two years of their release, and programs that focus on proactive, pre-release job placement can, in fact, reduce the likelihood of recidivism, especially among non-violent offenders.

A Solution for Reentry 

In recent years, partnerships between state workforce and correction agencies have brought web-based career services technology to the justice-involved, with much success, including pre-release inmates in jails. A leading solution is Virtual OneStop® Reentry Employment Opportunities (VOS REO). Through the use of the system's resources and job search functionality, VOS REO helps inmates develop skills and line up work faster. 

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