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Prisoner ReEntry Initiative
Prisoner ReEntry Initiative (PRI)
Goodwill/Easter Seals Minnesota and the Minnesota Department of Corrections (DOC) are partnering to provide intensive re-entry services to individuals being released from the MCF-Faribault and MCF-Shakopee prisons.
Goodwill/Easter Seals offers the following services to help participants succeed in life and in the workplace:
The Prisoner ReEntry Initiative is a joint program of the Department of Justice and the Department of Labor. The Minnesota DOC contracted with Goodwill/Easter Seals to provide employment services for a portion of the individuals being served by the PRI program.
This program is also funded in part by a grant from The Minneapolis Foundation.
The goal of ReEntryWorks is to inform public policy about effective methods of preparing ex-offenders for stable employment, reducing their likelihood of committing additional crimes and improving public safety. Four other demonstration sites are located in Chicago (two), Detroit and Milwaukee. The random assignment evaluation is being conducted by MDRC, a nonprofit, nonpartisan research organization in New York, NY, in partnership with the Urban Institute in Washington, DC, and the University of Michigan Sociology Department.
Goodwill/Easter Seals Minnesota
Center for Families
Eligible participants must be referred directly by a Department of Corrections ReEntry Coordinator.
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