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The Positive Economics of Workforce Development and Reentry (House Session)

  • 121 Cannon House Office Building (map)

We celebrate April as Second Chance Month to raise awareness about how 1 in 3 Americans have a criminal record and how all of us, including businesses and other employers, can create second chances that benefit returning citizens and our economy.

Hundreds of thousands of individuals return to their community from state and federal prisons every year. Even after they have served their time, returning citizens face significant challenges, particularly when it comes to obtaining and retaining employment. In order for our economy to thrive, we need to collaborate with businesses, workforce development, and reentry communities to train and hire formerly incarcerated individuals. This event will discuss the challenges of reentry and economic benefits of hiring people with criminal records.

SPEAKERS:

The Honorable Jim Sensenbrenner
Representing Wisconsin's 5th District

Stan Veager
Resident Scholar
American Enterprise Institute

Roberta Meyers
Director
National H.I.R.E. Network

Victor Dickson
President and CEO
The Safer Foundation

Michael Dominguez
Lead Expeditor
Warmdaddy's

John Vining
Director of Human Resources
Brown's Superstores

Heather Rice-Minus
Vice President of Government Affairs
Prison Fellowship

Please note, the Senate morning and House afternoon briefings will feature the same content. The Senate RSVP page is availble here.