Career support for justice-involved individuals

If you have been involved in the justice system, we want to help you find a good job! You can visit any career center in the county, or if you are 16–24 years old, you can sign up for CONNECT2Careers.

The San Diego Workforce Partnership also collaborates with the County Sheriff’s Department and Second Chance to provide a career center inside the East Mesa and Las Colinas Reentry Facilities. The program’s goal is to serve individuals with pre- and post-release employment services designed to increase employability and reduce recidivism. We recently received state funds to expand these efforts and provide holistic support to justice-involved individuals. We have just completed evaluating community proposals for how to spend that money, and we look forward to sharing the new opportunities that will result from that process! For more information, contact reentryworks@workforce.org.

Learn about how these programs have opened doors for others

From mandatory supervision to union representation

Reentry Works helps participant with life ‘on the outside’

First job fair in a jail connects inmates and employers

Who else can advance your journey to self-sufficiency?

The Workforce Partnership has created a reentry resource matrix—a list of organizations that support justice-involved individuals. Whether you are a client looking for services or a provider looking for referrals, we encourage you to use this list to identify organizations you can partner with.

Have information to add to the matrix or update? Email research@workforce.org.