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Collaborating to catalyze equity in the workforce field.

NRWC is committed to building an inclusive national community that elevates the voices and talents of justice-impacted persons and other stakeholders who are committed to leveling the playing field for people impacted by the justice system.

Together, we have more than eight decades of nonprofit leadership experience in the field of reentry and workforce development.

Our network of reentry workforce organizations and stakeholders spans across 74 cities in 32 states.

Professionals from a wide range of organizations such as nonprofit organizations, government agencies, employers, advocacy groups, funders, and research institutions are engaged.

The timing is right, and the field is receptive to working towards a brighter future for people impacted by the justice system. The time is now, and we are here to help advance the movement. 


As an emerging national network, NRWC is establishing itself as a platform for thought leadership on reentry workforce development through the publication and promotion of papers, blog posts, and infographics highlighting our findings and recommendations on matters related to diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI), fair chance hiring, best practices, and economic mobility for people impacted by the justice system. Our efforts mobilize purpose-driven organizations, provide strategic partnerships, and steadily build a stronger network for system-wide impact.


Just a few of our partners and supporters.


NRWC is committed to engaging in generative change that addresses racial and economic disparities in the workforce, especially those that affect returning citizens. We use our collective voice and reach to promote policies and practices that lead to a more inclusive workforce and economy that provides opportunities for both employer and worker success. Our system change work includes:

Increasing equity and access to education and job training for people returning from incarceration that results in immediate employment with benefits and long-term career and wage growth.

Engaging in collaborative work with partners to propose alternatives to expensive and ineffective justice policies that have damaged communities of color and limited   education and career opportunities.

Advancing federal, state, and local efforts to provide resources and support to reentry and workforce services that address the needs of marginalized job seekers while helping local businesses, especially small and medium sized businesses, to hire and retain skilled talent.

Our Team