HHS Research and Evaluation Projects on Ex-Offenders

Posted by Frank Gallo - On July 17, 2015 (EST)

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Admission for Children and Families’ Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation (OPRE) has published a 4-page synopsis of its current research in progress, entitled Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Individuals: Ongoing Research and Program Evaluation Efforts.

Two projects on p. 3, described below, focus on employment assistance. For each project, OPRE includes the link to the landing page for the project, which in turn has links to all published reports.

The Subsidized and Transitional Employment Demonstration is evaluating through a random assignment design the effectiveness of selected subsidized and transitional employment approaches for low-income populations in 7 sites, to address two goals: 1) provide work-based income support for those unable to find unsubsidized jobs; and 2) improve the employability of the disadvantaged.

The Ex-Prisoner Reentry Strategies Study is examining how 6Responsible Fatherhood programs serve incarcerated fathers. The programs begin serving fathers in prison and after release, with the goals of stabilizing the fathers and their families, moving fathers towards self-sufficiency, and reducing recidivism. The study focuses on program operations, recruitment strategies, staff and participant experiences, and services and activities offered to participants and their families.

For other repositories that include employment, education and training research, see Key Alternate Workforce Data Sources. For historical data on this population, see Criminal Offenders: Earnings and Education.

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