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Reentry Programs in Massachusetts
15 groups specialize in helping people with criminal records in Massachusetts

Here are non-profits organizations that assist ex-offenders finding employment in Massachusetts

  • 1. After Incarceration Support Systems Program

    The After Incarceration Support Systems Program assists ex-offenders in all aspects of their lives (depending on their needs) as they transition from incarceration to community. Ex-offender can utilize AISS for case management. Case management includes referrals to community agencies, Lifeskills, Spectra, assisting with food, clothing, housing, identification, advocacy, and employment.

    736 State Street, Springfield, 01109

    413-781-2050

  • 2. Boston TenPoint Coalition

    The Community Re-Entry Initiative provides mentoring and basic services such as job placement and skills training to ex-offenders.

    2010 Columbus Avenue, Roxbury, 02119

    617-524-4331

  • 3. Boston Uncornered

    Boston Uncornered redirects the entrepreneurial, networking and leadership skills of gang involved youth from violence and incarceration to obtain a college credential and family-sustaining wage.

    222 Bowdoin Street, Dorchester, 02122

    617-944-1086

  • 4. Cambridge Works Program

    Cambridge Works is a transitional jobs program, designed to serve residents (age 18-35) who, for a variety of reasons, have not been able to get or keep jobs. The centerpiece of the transitional jobs model is learning to work by going to work.

    51 Inman Street, Cambridge, 02139

    617-349-6166

  • 5. Community Reentry for Women

    The Community Reentry for Women (C.R.E.W.) Program prepares female offenders for re-entry through the delivery of life skills instruction, job placement and health care services

    20 Bradston Street, Boston, 02118

    617-635-1000

  • 6. Community Work Services

    We offer a comprehensive solution to the development of a skilled workforce — a win-win for businesses and those we serve. Through evaluation, work readiness training, rapid job placement and post placement supports, we alter the course of people’s lives. We work in close partnership with business to create customized, employer-based training designed to develop the skills and characteristics that employers require. CWS provides in-house attorney consultations to our participants to overcome legal obstacles that can interfere with successfully obtaining employment.

    174 Portland Street, Boston, 02114

    617-720-2233

  • 7. Dismas House of Massachusetts

    Dismas House provides transitional housing and support services to men and women who have been recently released from prison or jail. Dismas House recognizes that the cycle of crime can be reduced when men and women who have been incarcerated have assistance readjusting to society. Dismas House provides room and board, transportation, job referrals, life skills counseling.

    30 Richards St, Worchester, 01603

    508-799-9389

  • 8. Impact Employment Services

    Through IMPACT Employment Services, more than 600 homeless people a year are educated about ways to secure, retain and upgrade a job, and of the positions they find, they earn an average wage of more than $10/hour. IMPACT has been nationally recognized as a Best Practice in Employment Services by the National Alliance to End Homelessness.

    444 Harrison Avenue, Boston, 02118

    617-892-9100

  • 9. More Than Words

    More than Words is a social enterprise that empowers youth ages 16-21 who are in the foster care system, court-involved, homeless or out-of-school youth to take charge of their lives by taking charge of a business. The MTW model is premised on the belief that an actual job, one which provides a hands-on, real-world training combined with high expectation, accountability and opportunities for personal development, is the best way to equip youth with marketable skills critical for success in school, work, and life. What began with a pile of books by the side of the road in 2004 is now a successful business with a codified model, theory of change, and a proven track record of success in both social impact and business metrics.

    56 Felton Street, Waltham, 02453

    781-314-9330

  • 10. Partners for Community

    NEFWC offers a WIA Youth Program, under the direction of the Regional Employment Board of Hampden County, providing young inner-city people with opportunity for personal and professional growth. Skill-building and one-on-one counseling helps young people find and keep jobs, and a summer job program familiarizes teenagers with the adult world of work and offers them valuable on-the-job experience

    11-13 Hampden Street, Springfield, 01103

    413-272-2200

  • 11. Project Place

    Project Place’s Workforce Development Program providing a path forward for individuals experiencing challenging personal circumstances.

    1145 Washington Street, Boston, 02118

    617-542-3740

  • 12. STRIVE/Boston

    STRIVE/Boston Employment Service, Inc. offers employment training and placement services to ex-offenders.

    651 Washington Street, Dorchester, 02124

    617-825-1800

  • 13. South Middlesex Opportunity Council - Framingham

    The Workforce Development division of SMOC that focuses on employment, training, education and asset development.

    7 Bishop Street, Framingham, 01702

    508-872-4853

  • 14. Suffolk County - Re-Entry Services

    The Boston Reentry Initiative includes an emphasis on mentoring, information sharing, treating addiction and employment opportunities for inmates after release.

    20 Bradston Street, Boston, 02130

    617-635-1000

  • 15. Volunteers of America Massachusetts - North Essex County Technical Training Program

    Volunteers of America Massachusetts knows the toll incarceration can take on a person, a family, and a community. Consequently, we offer programs that divert offenders from the prison system and reintegrate those who are already a part of it.

    493 S. Union St., Lawrence, 01843

    978-416-2020 ext. 405

Data is retrieved from CareerOneStop. Last update on July 2021