Jail To Jobs started as a non profit organization 10 years ago. In the beginning, Jail to Jobs offered bible studies in juvenile detention facilities. We saw great success, but despite their desire to change, after their release our youth were being locked right back up again.
It was then that we realized the need for social innovation in our program. We needed a better way to support our youth when they were released from jail.
The strategy we found to work is employment-based mentoring. We work alongside our youth, in our job training programs, teaching and empowering them into success while they are earning a wage.
In Jail to Jobs, our youth gain the experience and skills needed to get and keep a quality job - something many of them did not think was possible because of their past.
Most the Jail to Jobs staff are ex-felons with a past of their own that allows them to relate to the kids we serve.
We asked the youth what the biggest hurdle to their success after jail is. The answer is employment.
Today when our youth graduate from our programs, we connect our youth to business partners who are excited to offer them an opportunity for success.
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1150 S Bell Blvd
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