On August 9, 2023 the Little Rock Workforce Development Board (LRWDB” Executive Director, W. J. Monagle, met with representatives from the Department of Labor (DOL) and Pathway Home 3 Reentry staff from around the U.S. The meeting was focused on current challenges, barriers and solutions to the implementation of pre-release reentry training programs.
The Pathway Home 3 reentry program trains and supports adults reentering the workforce from incarceration to access in-demand jobs and reduce recidivism. Pathway Home 3 grants provide adults returning to their communities and the labor force with critical skill-building and supportive services prior to, and after, release. These grants are job-driven and build connections to local employers that will enable returning citizens to secure employment, while advancing equity for individuals facing significant barriers to labor market reentry, including incarcerated women.
This program advances the Biden-Harris Administration’s equity and workforce development priorities. Pathway Home 3 grants places a focus on establishing partnerships with industry, such as employers, industry associations, and labor organizations, that commit to providing meaningful work-based learning experiences, training, and employment to underserved individuals in the skills employers need.