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.