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Building Cultural Competence in Reentry Services through the Hiring of Individuals Who are Formerly Incarcerated and in Recovery

Building Cultural Competence in Reentry Services through the Hiring of Individuals Who are Formerly Incarcerated and in Recovery

WHEN: March 25, 2014

This webinar will provide promising practices for succeeding in employing individuals with life histories similar to the clients your organization serves.

Topics to be covered include making the case within your agency, challenges to anticipate, strategies and effective leadership for changing the culture, retooling your hiring process, creating work readiness and internship programs, determining stability in recovery or desistance from crime, training and support, responding to different supervision needs, and how to respond when issues arise. The webinar will draw from the experiences of Fortune Society, an agency founded by and with formerly incarcerated individuals, and highlight the stories and testimony of men and women employees who have experienced incarceration.

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