Past Event

Transforming the Midwest Labor Force: Improving Employment Opportunities and Outcomes for Ex-Offenders


Hosted by the MLC Economic Development Committee and the MLC Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee

This was the third webinar in a five-part series exploring strategies for improving employment opportunities and outcomes for underserved, hard-to-employ, and transitioning workforce populations in the Midwest region.

The webinar examined state strategies to improve employment opportunities and outcomes for ex-offenders entering or re-entering the workforce. In addition to exploring national trends on re-entry and employment, the webinar highlighted promising policies that support ex-offenders in their transition to successful employment.

• Erica Nelson, The Council of State Governments’ Justice Center
• Chytania Brown, Employ Milwaukee
• Heather Gay, Michigan Department of Corrections

Webinar recording

Webinar slides

CSG Justice Center’s Integrated Reentry and Employment Strategies (IRES) Pilot Project