The Oregon Workforce Partnership (OWP), in partnership with the Oregon Department of Corrections, announced a $3.8 million grant award from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) to provide pre-and post-release job training services to help formerly incarcerated people secure employment upon release, thereby reducing recidivism.

“We believe that everyone deserves a second chance,” said Heather Ficht, Executive Director of East Cascade Works. “This grant will help us give people who have been incarcerated the tools they need to succeed in the workforce and in their communities.”

Read the full announcement here: