The NRWC is partnering with the Latino Coalition for Community Leadership (LCCL) to support its effort to develop a Fair Chance Hiring Initiative in Colorado.
Colorado’s Attorney General Phil Weiser announced a $1.1 million public/private initiative with the Colorado Department of Corrections and community-based organizations to bolster employment opportunities and services for people leaving Colorado’s prison system.
To achieve these goals, the Department of Law is providing grants over three years to CDOC to work with the Latino Coalition for Community Leadership and other community organizations to build a network of employers willing to hire people leaving prison. Here is a link to the press release (https://coag.gov/press-releases/11-9-21-2/).
“The LCCL is grateful to the NRWC for making this initiative possible. Partnering with the NRWC provides the opportunity for this initiative to scale beyond Colorado with other NWRC partners taking the lead in serving their respective communities.” said Richard Morales, Deputy Executive Director.
NRWC will be launching a Fair Chance Hiring workgroup to develop a toolkit to help intermediary organizations that are serving Fair Chance Hiring employer networks. The toolkit will also equip nonprofit organizations with resources needed to effectively engage and build long term relationships with employers.
NRWC is an emerging national network of organizations, practitioners, advocates, employers, and industry experts in reentry programming and workforce development, spanning across 74 cities in 32 states.