Sustaining Employment Factors Associated with Job Retention Among Ex-Offenders


In October 1999, at the request of Mindy Tarlow, executive director of the Center for Employment Opportunities, the Vera Institute of Justice examined a group of participants at the Center that the CEO had placed in jobs during 1996, 1997 and 1998 to identify the factors that correlate with their length of time employed. Factors included the relationship between participants' demographic characteristics such as race and age, their performance in the transitional work program, and the characteristics of the jobs they received. This report details the findings of that study.