The ability to find and secure employment, particularly with a livable wage, is one of the most critical aspects to helping people lead safe and healthy lives. Unfortunately, many people leaving prison and jail face barriers and stigmas associated with their incarceration that prevent them from obtaining employment. Supported employment services, customized for people with behavioral health needs, can help address these challenges and provide the assistance needed for people with behavioral health conditions to obtain and sustain gainful employment as they reenter communities. This brief highlights four ways that reentry and community supervision programs can use supported employment services to prepare people with behavioral health needs for successful reentry. Photo credit: Christina @ wocintechchat.com
Correctional Facilities, Crisis Systems, Law Enforcement, Mental Health, Co-Occurring Substance Use
Correctional Facilities, Mental Health, Co-Occurring Substance Use
Improving Outcomes for People in Contact with the Criminal Justice System Who Have Intellectual or Developmental Disabilities
Correctional Facilities, Law Enforcement, Mental Health, Co-Occurring Substance Use
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