CWP Board Chair "Second Chance" Op Ed in CT Mirror
Governor's 'second chance society' is economic imperative
By: Sheldon Bustow | February 12, 2015
While the number of those in our state's prisons is down compared to prior years, there are still over 16,300 individuals in Department of Corrections' custody, and many of those individuals will be re-entering into our communities in the coming decade.
In the Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's "Second Chance Society" criminal justice reforms proposed Feb. 3, he identified five areas the reforms will address including the expansion of a pilot employment program for ex-offenders.
While some might say, "that's a nice thing to do" in giving individuals a second chance to be a productive member of society, at Capital Workforce Partners, we believe it is also an economic imperative. Read More...