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Best Resumes and Letters for Ex-Offenders

Here’s the first resume and letter book to address the unique challenges facing ex-offenders as they prepare to communicate their qualifications to employers. Written by two of America’s leading career experts, this book is jam-packed with the latest information, tips, strategies, and examples of what you must do in order to get the critical job interview.

Help and advice for ex-offenders

If you’re an ex-offender, this section has advice on your options in education, training and work. (UK)

Help for Ex-Convicts in Ontario

Criminal offenders recently released from prison in Ontario, Canada face a host of challenges as they reenter society. Finding affordable housing, finding a job and staying sober and out of trouble are just a few of the hurdles recently released criminal offenders encounter. Parolees receive help from their parole officers, but Ontario offers a variety of programs aimed at assisting ex-convicts.

John Howard Society

The John Howard Society is a network of offices across Canada and the Northwest Territories committed to “effective, just and humane responses to the causes and consequences of crime.” Our sixty-five offices across Canada deliver best-practice services to pro-socially integrate persons at the end of their sentence and prevent people from coming into conflict with the law in the first place.

Research: Employment / Job Market Reentry Assistance

Part of a research paper on the social reintegration of offenders and crime prevention. Findings show that employed ex-offenders are less likely to recidivate, but that the quality of the job matters.

Research: Employment and offender reintegration

The success of offender employment programs and interventions is most often measured by recidivism. Other, more proximal factors, such as job acquisition are important measures of program success but are often difficult to obtain. The current study was conducted as part of a mid-term review of the implementation of Correctional Service Canada’s community employment centres, designed to offer employment services to federal offenders on conditional release.

Seven employment barriers for ex-offenders

This is an article series from CBC regarding the challenges faced by ex-offenders who wish to reintegrate the world of work.

The Bridge Prison Ministry

For over 30 years THE BRIDGE has been actively and pro-actively engaged in developing healthy and healing relationships with anyone who has been touched by crime including the offender, the victims and the community.

What Works: A Counsellor Resource – Ex-Offenders

What Works is a career resource with client-focused, strength-based approaches for those who counsel or work with diverse groups. Statistics, terminology, history and legislation related to the specific groups are also included. An endnote section with links to online references is also in each chapter.

What Works: Ex-Offenders

Career-building information and strategies for counsellors working with ex-offenders.

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