Resources for the Formerly Incarcerated


Federal Bureau of Prisons “Reentering Your Community” Handbook

CareerOneStop: Job Search Help for Ex-Offenders, Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor

New Jersey One-Stop Center Ex-offender ServicesFair Chance Pledge: View list of organizations who have pledged to provide individuals with criminal records, including formerly incarcerated individuals, a fair chance to participate in the American economy. (You will need to scroll down the page to get to the list.)

Ban The Box States – What You Need to Know 
The “box” is the place on many employment applications that asks whether the applicant has been convicted of a crime or been incarcerated.


Jails to Jobsa Section 501(c)(3) nonprofit, is an organization that gives ex-offenders the tools they need to find employment.

Center for Employment Opportunities: CEO offers individuals just coming home from prison the ongoing support necessary to build career capital and financial stability.

Formerly Incarcerated College Graduates Network –  FICGN is a network of college graduates who have been to prison.  

National Employment Law Project: NELP fights for policies to create good jobs, expand access to work, and strengthen protections and support for low-wage workers and unemployed workers.