PRESS RELEASE ABOUT THE U.S. GOVERNMENT LEAP PROGRAM
Press release excerpt: The purpose of this program is to develop and operate satellite American Job Centers (AJCs) inside of correctional facilities to address the employment barriers of incarcerated individuals as they transition into the community and the workforce. LEAP centers will bridge the transition period and directly link participants to their AJCs for a continuum of services upon release. LEAP centers provide an integrated approach that will allow resources and services to be leveraged by both the public workforce and correctional systems to help reduce recidivism and improve employability.
“These grants are an important step in fulfilling our promise as the land of second chances, to move beyond locking people up and instead working together to unlock their potential.”
– Tom Perez, former U.S. Secretary of Labor
ABOUT THE I AM WHO I SAY I AM CURRICULUM FOR LEAP
Mischa Martineau is offering the I AM WHO I SAY I AM curriculum for LEAP community and correctional partners to deepen the effectiveness and increase the sustainability of their existing LEAP programs. Mischa conducts train-the-trainer workshops for organizations to facilitate the I AM WHO I SAY I AM – My Discovery Journal to their clients who are transitioning from incarceration to re-enter the workforce. In April 2017, Mischa Martineau trained a team of case managers and employment specialists in the LEAP program at Working Wardrobes.
In loving memory of Mischa Martineau’s nephew, Drew Martineau. Whose life may have been saved through a program like LEAP.