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MUS Learning Lab

How Big is Your Circle?

Measuring Impact & Engagement of Re-Entry Programs


Wednesday, October 26, 2022

1:00pm - 2:30pm CST

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Oct 26, 1:00 PM CST
Virtual Training, Register Below!


Dr. Nicole Jarrett directs the Corrections and Reentry Division at the Council of State Governments Justice Center, where she oversees technical assistance and policy initiatives to promote system change and reduce barriers to reentry success for people on correctional or community supervision. She previously served as the director of health policy research at the National Medical Association, where she led projects to strengthen the public health safety net and improve the quality of care provided in underserved communities, and as the director of community health policy at the Baltimore City Health Department, where she directed the city’s participation in the Community Voices: Healthcare for the Underserved Initiative. Dr. Jarrett received her BS from Rutgers University and her PhD in health policy and management from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and she completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the Center of Behavioral Health Services and Criminal Justice Research at Rutgers University. 


This training is intended to help workforce development boards (WDB) working with Re-Entry Programs sites to enhance the services and strategies of the public workforce system in order to improve outcomes for job seekers and employers. Training will be centered around a Self-Assessment Guide designed to gauge the capacity of re-Entry Programming sites and provide integrated re-entry and employment strategies. Attendees will be guided through six sections of the self-assessment guide that identify important components of employment program services including program goals, target population, case management, data collection, and sustainability.


Wednesday, Oct 26th, 2022 1:00pm CST


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