Labor Program Offers Support to Recently Released Incarcerated Vets

NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release: Feb. 28, 2020
Information Contact: Georgia Smith, (208) 332-3570 ext. 2102

More than 70 previously incarcerated veterans in Idaho have benefited from a variety of services provided through the Incarcerated Veterans Transition Program since its start in July 2018, and officials hope to help an additional 75 veterans over the next year and a half.

The federally funded program, managed by the Idaho Department of Labor, can provide services such as classroom training, on-the-job-training, occupational skills training, and apprenticeship training and retraining. Additional support may include funding for work tools and clothing, rental assistance, car repairs, transportation and child care.

The program is intended to ease the transition from incarceration – whether city, county, state or federal facility – to employment with the right support structure in place.

The program serves eligible veterans who have been released from incarceration within the past 12 months and are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.

In addition to the transition program, Idaho Department of Labor offers all veterans vocational guidance, job information, potential training and employment programs, targeted veterans information, job search workshops, resume guidance, mock interviews and referrals to federal partners regarding re-employment rights.

Search the vet rep directory to contact a veterans representative in your area about the Incarcerated Veterans Transition Program or visit Labor’s website to find more information about other veteran services.

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