Tuesday, January 26, 2021
1:00 PM ~ 2:00 PM ET
Each year, more than 650,000 people are released from state and federal prisons. Whether they can successfully reenter the community or end up returning to prison depends overwhelmingly on one variable: full-time employment. Unfortunately, many barriers stand in the way. In this episode of “It Started at Horizons,” JFF and guests will grapple with these challenges and identify opportunities for constructive change.
They’ll discuss the individual and systemic barriers facing people with criminal records, successful strategies for breaking down those barriers, and opportunities we have to transform our criminal justice, education, and workforce development systems to expand economic opportunity for all.
Join JFF’s Lucretia Murphy for a candid conversation with Jacqueline Helms, a young woman who transitioned from incarceration to full-time employment with UPS and is now a welder at The Sureway Group, and Victor Dickson, the president and CEO of the Safer Foundation.