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30 January 2018

Bridging the gaps: Supporting ex-offenders and people in recovery from addiction into work

A briefing from The Forward Trust on how companies can address skills gaps by employing ex-offenders and people in recovery from addiction, and how policy makers

Ex-offenders and people in recovery have the potential to become committed, loyal and resilient employees. But they need support to realise this potential, especially when leaving prison. While improved access to vocational training, personal development and employment opportunities within prison is welcomed, continued support is needed ‘through the gate’ in the community – support that needs to be motivational, streamlined, and focused on skills, achievements and ambitions.