As you parole to your community, you may face a daunting challenge finding a stable job. In addition to finding a job that is a match for your skills, you may need to learn how to effectively talk about and overcome a criminal background. Correctional staff can help you overcome those obstacles.


Our AP&P agents, in collaboration with the Utah Defendant Offender Workforce Development Task Force, works with business and government partners to place offenders on a level playing field and boost odds of job success. Below are resources we offer that can help you in your efforts to find a job.


That help includes Job Readiness classes that help you pinpoint what kind of work you’d find satisfying, help you craft a resume and hone interview and job search skills, and provide tips on how to overcome job barriers. Check with the AP&P office in your region for details (see below).


This link will take you to a video produced by students at Utah Valley University about the UDOWD effort.

Contacts For Offender Employment Workshops


Logan and Brigham City Offices (Northern Utah Region)

Kody Merritt



Ogden, Farmington and NUCCC Offices (Northern Utah Region)

Teresa Osborn



Salt Lake, Tooele and Park City Offices (Region 3)

Valarie Cassity



Provo and Heber Offices (Region 4)

Damon Parcell