ReLaunch and Re-Entry

Did you know that Goodwill Fort Worth has an employment assistance program for the formerly incarcerated? ReLaunch provides job training and placement services, as well as connections to community resources for those coming out of the justice system.

To learn more about the program’s origins and the benefit of positive re-entry, we’d recommend checking out the most recent episode of Goodcast: A Goodwill Podcast. This episode features interviews with our Vice President of Workforce Development and Mission Services, Romney Guy about how and why the program works, as well as with Brandon Reed and Jennifer Moore who speak firsthand about navigating the re-entry process with Goodwill’s assistance.

Sources:

  1. US Department of Justice’s Roadmap to Reenty https://www.justice.gov/archives/reentry/file/844356/download
  2. U.S. Department of Justice Office Of Justice Programs FY 2020 Program Summaries: https://www.justice.gov/jmd/page/file/1160581/download
  3. Makarios, M.; B. Steiner and L.F. Travis III (2010). “Examining the Predictors of Recidivism among Men and Women Released from Prison in Ohio”. Criminal Justice and Behavior.
  4. Clarke, Matthew. “Long-Term Recidivism Studies Show High Arrest Rates: Prison Legal News.” Long-Term Recidivism Studies Show High Arrest Rates | Prison Legal News, 2019, www.prisonlegalnews.org/news/2019/may/3/long-term-recidivism-studies-show-high-arrest-rates/.