More than 2 million people are incarcerated on any given day in the United States. We can—and must—do much more to help these young people and adults become productive members of society when they return to their communities.
Juan left high school and became homeless. But he has skills and drive and found a Back on Track program to help him prepare for a career in IT. JFF helps employers leverage an untapped workforce of low-income young adults like Juan who can fill their talent gaps.
As part of National Reentry Week, JFF highlighted the work of entities providing reentry education to young people and adults across the country as part of the Department of Education's Improved Reentry Education Demonstration Project.
The Department of Justice designated April 25–29 as National Reentry Week in an effort to highlight the difficult and critical work that takes place nationally to enable youth and adults to successfully reenter their communities.