The LRA, in partnership with the Louisiana Association of Business & Industry (LABI), would like to invite its members to the Ready4Work Employer Seminar. During this 3-hour informational session on April 13, you will learn about the Ready 4 Work model, help guide its refinement and explore new opportunities for your business to grow its workforce.
Ready4Work is part of the Louisiana Prisoner Re-Entry Initiative, focused on providing opportunities for formerly incarcerated citizens to attain financial stability with the skills and resources necessary to re-enter the workforce and turn away from crime. Business participation in this program is vital to its success. Your input in how it is designed and implemented will lead to full-time employment for those that meet job standards.
Last year, Louisiana released more than 1,400 non-violent offenders from prison as part of its Criminal Justice Reform efforts. If these men and women are given the opportunity to receive training and a job they are proud of, it can lead to a new chapter of their life outside the prison system.
Ready4Work has chapters all across the country, with proven success stories. Jacksonville's program has a recidivism rate of 29 percent, compared to the Department of Correction's recidivism rate of 67 percent.
Louisiana spends almost $20,000 annually for each individual behind bars- a total of over $700 million annually. Our state's highest-in-the-nation imprisonment rate, along with this hefty price tag and poor outcomes, add up to a problem business can no longer ignore.
We hope you will join us for this informative seminar:
Friday, April 13, 2018
600 Carondelet St., New Orleans