The Jersey City Employment and Training Program provides all of our services to the former prisoner population who must meet the eligibility criteria for training. Our emphasis is on direct job placement. Our One-Stop partner, Employment Services, has a designated Re-Entry Specialist on board full time to assess needs, skills and educational levels and refer them to the appropriate partner for services.
Our Director currently serves as the Chairperson on the Hudson County Task Force whose mission is to initiate, develop and sustain support for system change in the reentry system for Hudson County inmates. The Task Force also identifies, develops and coordinates services and support to facilitate re-entry into the community of inmates from the Hudson County Correctional Facility. It also examines ways to pool resources and funding streams as well as apply for federal or state grant opportunities to reduce recidivism and minimize the harmful effects of offenders time in jail to families and communities.