Goodwill Industries

Program basics

  • Aims to increase employment and earnings through subsidized jobs and job training and to reduce recidivism
  • Begins with an 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

Target population

Formerly incarcerated individuals

Program cost

$8,460 per participant

Implementation locations

Dates active

Not available

Outcomes and impact

Keys to successful implementation

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