On Wednesday March 20, 2019 MDF’s Maine Downtown Center hosted a forum for employers and community organizations on retaining and attracting skilled workers who are coming out of the corrections system. The event was a partnership with the Maine Department of Corrections, University of Maine Augusta – Rockland Center, and Rockland Main Street. The forum was featured in the Bangor Daily News.
Among those who presented were offenders nearing the end of their sentences who spoke about the benefits of pre-release programs to develop highly sought after job skills, pursue educational degrees and certifications, and participate in resume writing, interviews, mentorships and other training that in many cases helped them land jobs while they are still incarcerated.
Read the Bangor Daily News Article:https://bangordailynews.com/2019/03/21/news/midcoast/maines-new-prison-leadership-team-makes-the-case-for-businesses-to-hire-former-inmates/