Items tagged with "Employment"


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Published: August 12, 2019

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publications  |   Entrepreneurship for the Formerly Incarcerated: A Process Evaluation of the Pathway to Enterprise for Returning Citizens (PERC) Program

Published: June 5, 2019
Formerly incarcerated individuals may be unable to secure stable employment and struggle to acquire income; however, starting their own business may offer an alternative to the traditional job market. Researchers evaluated the Pathway to Enterprise for Returning Citizen (PERC) program which offered training and opportunities to start a business to those returning to Cook County from Illinois prisons. Researchers examined delivery of PERC’s entrepreneurship training; views of program participants and training staff about the program; program completion; and knowledge gains through analysis of data from focus groups, surveys, interviews, and administrative records. Feedback from staff and participants was mostly positive and the program increased entrepreneurship knowledge. However, program engagement with returning citizens was a challenge—22 percent attended week one of class (of 72 accepted and assigned to PERC) and 12 completed PERC training.



articles  |   Entrepreneurship for the Formerly Incarcerated: A Process Evaluation of the Pathway to Enterprise for Returning Citizens (PERC) Program

Published: May 28, 2019
Formerly incarcerated individuals may be unable to secure stable employment and struggle to acquire income; however, opening a small business may offer this population an alternative to the traditional job market. Researchers evaluated the Pathway to Enterprise for Returning Citizens (PERC) program, which offered training in entrepreneurship and other resources to those returning from Illinois prisons to Cook County. Researchers examined delivery of PERC’s entrepreneurship training, experiences of program participants and training staff, program completion among participants, and knowledge gains with information from focus groups, surveys, interviews, and administrative records. Feedback from staff and participants was mostly positive and the program increased entrepreneurship knowledge. However, engaging the 72 returning citizens in the program was a challenge—of all eligible participants, 16 attended the first week of training (22 percent) and only 12 graduated the program (17 percent).



news  |   Employment Opportunity: Assistant Director Illinois Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health and Justice

Published: November 21, 2016

The Illinois Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health and Justice announces a job opening for Assistant Director. The mission of the Illinois Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health and Justice is to equip communities to appropriately respond to the needs of persons with behavioral health disorders who are involved with the criminal justice system. We provide training, technical assistance, resources and collaboration consistent with the mission.

If you are interested in training people across the state, spreading knowledge about evidence-based practices, increasing your work experience, and expanding your contacts across the state, this might be the job for you. Please read the attached job posting and submit the required documents to:




articles  |   The impact of employment restriction laws on Illinois’ convicted felons

Published: August 22, 2016
Over the past three decades, at least 1.5 million men and women have been convicted of felony charges in Illinois. Even after they have satisfied their probation or prison sentence, they face a range of ‘collateral consequences’—-penalties, disabilities, and other disadvantages imposed as a result of a criminal conviction, some lasting a lifetime.



news  |   Administrative Assistant II Office of General Counsel

Published: June 27, 2016

Under general direction, serves as adminstrative assistant to the General Counsel and the Executive Division; performs a variety of sensitive administrative duties; reviews correspondence; attends and participates in various staff meetings to keep informed of proposed changes in current policies and program activities.




articles  |   Evaluation of youth summer job program suggests targeting at-risk youth

Published: August 18, 2015
Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority researchers conducted an evaluation of the Community Violence Prevention Program’s Youth Employment Program. The program, which ended in August 2014, sought to increase job readiness skills, build relationships with a caring adult, improve attitudes toward employment and violence, increase self-esteem and conflict resolution skills, and offer community service and engagement.



publications  |   Evaluation of the 2014 Community violence prevention program’s youth employment program

Published: August 18, 2015
Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority researchers conducted an evaluation of the Community Violence Prevention Program’s Youth Employment Program. The program, which ended in August 2014, sought to increase job readiness skills, build relationships with a caring adult, improve attitudes toward employment and violence, increase self-esteem and conflict resolution skills, and offer community service and engagement.



publications  |   Evaluation of the 2013 Community Violence Prevention Programs Youth Employment Program

Published: June 30, 2014
In 2013, the Community Violence Prevention Programs Youth Employment Program (YEP) offered job readiness training, mentoring, and summer employment to approximately 1,800 you



publications  |   Inventorying Employment Restrictions Task Force Final Report

Published: July 1, 2013
‘The Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority is pleased to announce publication of the Final Report of the Task Force on Inventorying Employment Restrictions.



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sites  |   Inventorying Employment Restrictions Task Force

The Task Force on Inventorying Employment Restrictions Act [20 ILCS 5000] was created to review the statutes, administrative rules, policies, and practices that restrict employment of individuals with a criminal history, and to report to the Governor and the General Assembly those employment restrictions and their impact on employment opportunities by July 1, 2013. By statute all state agencies must submit a report that describes restrictions for employment within the agency, in facilities licensed, regulated, supervised, or funded by the agency, and in occupations that the agency licenses or provides certifications to practice.