Economic Mobility for People Impacted by the Justice System
March 4, 2022
March 4, 2022
Economic mobility refers to a person’s ability to improve their economic status over the course of their life. Economic mobility requires access not only to income, assets, training, and employment, but also intangible resources such as the power and ability to make choices.
Individuals impacted by the justice system face tremendous obstacles that prevent them from achieving economic mobility. In the U.S., there are thousands of collateral consequences, these are legal and regulatory restrictions that limit or prohibit people convicted of crimes from accessing employment, business and occupational licensing, housing, voting, education, and other rights, benefits, and opportunities.
In this webinar we will learn strategies and approaches that have proven to help people who have been impacted by the justice system to get on a path towards economic mobility. The session will challenge us to be thoughtful in how we prepare, train, and place participants in jobs and career pathways that can transform their lives and break the cycle of poverty.
The National Reentry Workforce Collaborative (NRWC) is a community of practice that strategically collaborates to provide resources and support that enhances the capacity of workforce organizations serving returning citizens. To learn more about the NRWC & the Thought Leadership Series, you can visit thenrwc.org.