An equitable and inclusive economy must center the needs of communities that experience barriers when working to achieve economic mobility. Black, American Indian, and Latinx communities are overrepresented in California state prisons and the juvenile justice system. Many justice involved individuals desire economic mobility, but most do not have access to education and training programs. While in correctional facilities, and when released, this population needs unique resources to support them in their next chapter. Join panelists as they discuss how workforce development efforts can better support justice involved individuals and provide policy recommendations that can increase access to training and education programs, as well as access to wraparound services that would support this community as they strive to secure good jobs.
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