U.S. Department of Labor Awards $1.2M to LRWDB to Create Collaborative Reentry Project

Posted at lrwib.org by WJ on 08/04/2017

On Tuesday, June 27th, the U.S. Department of Labor announced over $72M to enhance employment opportunities for justice-involved individuals. $32M was awarded to 23 community based organizations across the United States, including the Little Rock Workforce Development Board, which was awarded $1.2M to develop the “Rock City Reentry Project.” 

Mayor Mark Stodola highlighted the Rock City Reentry Project as part of the City’s Little Rock for Life campaign that was announced during a press conference on July 20, 2017.

Arkansas has one of the fastest growing prison populations in the country, largely due to its high rate of recidivism. The Rock City Reentry Project represents a significant response to this problem in our state: the creation of a dynamic, robust, and tightly coordinated network of services and training sites to equip 150 adults with the skills, resources, and confidence to obtain long-term, meaningful employment and gain stability in the free world.

Service hubs will be located at the Our House Career Center, Goodwill Industries of Arkansas, and the Little Rock Workforce Center.

For more information contact:

W.J. Monagle

Executive Director, Little Rock Workforce Development Board