Without employment opportunities, those with criminal backgrounds often resort to the only life they know — a life of crime.
We started this website to gather resources on organizations that have been successful in providing second chance opportunities, with the intent of raising awareness and sharing best practices for other companies that are considering second chance hiring. Here are some local organizations doing great work in this space.
Post-Prison Education Program
What they do
Post-Prison Education Program is the only program in Washington State that offers wrap-around services to releasing prisoners and their families, in conjunction with providing them access, support, and resources to attain post-secondary education.
The Program focuses its efforts on segments of the community that are incarcerated in disproportionately high numbers: those who have mental treatment needs, uneducated, low-income, and communities of color.
How it works
The Program works within prisons and in partnership with a state-wide network of community and governmental organizations to recruit students, provide scholarships for their educational needs, and connect them to existing community services.