CTO.COP5.03 Transformative Practices: Equality, Justice, and Inclusion
Part 3: Strategies for Success: Working with Employment Services & Justice-Involved Individuals
The employment process for individuals with disabilities who are justice-involved can initially appear to be daunting. Job seekers contend with the realities of the job market overshadowed by personal factors and stigma. Professionals have the opportunity to go beyond providing vocational resources and encouragement; they can offer hope, trust and sensitivity to allay the fears associated with community reintegration. Individuals coming out of incarceration also need to overcome one of the most difficult barriers to employment: their own belief that they don’t deserve equality.
This webinar is intended to foster a deeper understanding of how the experience of isolation, inequality and injustice in those who are justice-involved uniquely impede the road to employment beyond what the individual may encounter with their disability. Strategies for maximizing employment success and using vocational resources will be addressed in the context of developing of a trusting and responsive relationship.
Individuals participating in this webinar will learn:
- To be better prepared personally and professionally to address the multifaceted issues of someone who is justice-involved
- Increased awareness of the internal and external barriers (i.e., isolation, inequality, and injustice) to employment that is generated from incarceration
- To gain relationship approaches for engaging job seekers who typically have both immediate and long-term needs
- The reentry strategies and resources that support individuals to develop hope within their job search
February 12, 2018
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM