Individuals with Criminal Justice System Involvement

This program provides skills training and supports to people who have had prior criminal justice system involvement, so they can obtain sustainable employment.

Eligible Participants

Unemployed or precariously employed British Columbians who have been incarcerated and/or had prior criminal justice involvement and have one or more of the following barriers to employment at the time of intake:
  • housing instability
  • history of addictions and substance abuse
  • mental health challenges
  • lack of social networks and connections
  • lack of recent work experience
  • limited literacy skills
  • low self-esteem, and/or
  • low income


Participants receive employment assistance to re-enter the workforce, on-the-job work experience, and wraparound supports such as childcare, transportation and mental health supports.

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