FIT- Re-Entry Initiative Post Release


Summary

The Foundation for an Independent Tomorrow (FIT) Re-Entry Initiative provides ex-offenders with the tools necessary to successfully reintegrate back into the workforce.


List of Services Provided

• Financial support for Occupational Skills Trainings, as determined on a case-by-case basis using a holistic assessment that takes into account: employment goals, the nature of previous charges and convictions, current aptitude and skillset, and previous work experience
• On-the-Job Training (OJT) wage reimbursement incentives for employers, as well as federal bonding
• “Stages of Employment” re-entry job readiness workshop that focuses on time management skills, effective job searching, and interviewing techniques; includes two recorded mock interviews giving individuals insight on how to appropriately present oneself to employers
• Pro bono record sealing services offered through FIT’s partnership with Legal Aid of Southern Nevada (must meet eligibility criteria for LASN and dependent upon State of Nevada guidelines, timeframes and offenses eligible for sealing)
• Individualized and intensive case management and career counseling, along with follow up retention services for one year after employment has been obtained
• Tools, uniforms, work cards and other items required for employment once a person has been hired for a job
• Courses in basic computers and digital literacy


Who This is For

Individuals whose past criminal backgrounds present a significant barrier to employment and those who have been recently released from prison


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