Offender Workforce Development



Offender Workforce Development is designed to enhance the employability of individuals with a criminal history. Offender Workforce Development works with departmental staff and correctional institutions within the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction to prepare offenders for employment and the job search process. Administrators work to develop collaborative partnerships across the state to facilitate community linkages for released offenders seeking to obtain and maintain sustainable employment. Staff also provides training, education, and technical assistance to community action organizations, One-Stops, job developers, and other state agencies who work with second chance job seekers.