- Aims to increase employment and earnings through subsidized jobs and job training and to reduce recidivism
- Begins with a job readiness assessment, followed by 2 weeks of job-readiness training
- Goodwill Industries works in conjunction with the San Francisco Department of Child Support Services
- Participants are placed into one of three tiers of subsidized jobs, depending on their job readiness—nonprofit, private-sector jobs (mainly at Goodwill), public sector jobs, or for-profit, private-sector jobs
Strength of evidence
Evidence level: Promising (Third-highest tier)
Promising (Third-highest tier)
Goodwill Industries 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
Formerly incarcerated individuals
$8,460 per participant
Outcomes and impact
- Increase in earnings, employment, and material wellbeing
- Some evidence of reduced rates of recidivism
- Some evidence of increased family engagement
Keys to successful implementation
- Note: This content is under review
- Partnerships with employers ensure that trainings and certifications are equipping participants with in-demand skills.
- Support services should help participants overcome the numerous barriers they face in engaging with the program.
- Career support should be informed by job interest assessments, delivered through individualized coaching, and be characterized by a growth mindset that empowers trainees to create their own career trajectory.