Goodwill Good Transitions Program

Program basics

  • Aims to increase employment and earnings through subsidized jobs and job training and to reduce recidivism
  • Offers case management and short-term training
  • Participants are placed at a Goodwill store for approximately 1 month, then move into a less-supported subsidized position with a private employer in the community for about 3 months

Strength of evidence

Evidence level: Promising (Third-highest tier)


Promising (Third-highest tier)

Goodwill Good Transitions Program is not yet in any of the major clearinghouses, but has demonstrated positive results in an independent, high-quality evaluation conducted by the Manpower Demonstration Research Corporation

Target population

Formerly incarcerated individuals

Program cost

$7,146 per person

Implementation locations

Dates active

Not available

Outcomes and impact

  • 5 percent increase in participants employed within 18–30 months
  • Increased earnings $930/year

Keys to successful implementation

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