Is your criminal background getting in the way of getting a job?
We offer a wide range of services to workers with a criminal record at our Virginia Career Works Blue Ridge Career Centers.
Total Action for Progress (TAP), a local non-profit, operates the Training to Work program that assists work-release participants with gaining industry-recognized credentials and securing employment. Participants receive case management, mentoring, job-readiness training, academic remediation and GED preparation, career pathway training resulting in industry-recognized certification(s) and follow-up services. Fore more information on this program, click below.
Goodwill Industries operates a Prisoner Re-Entry program that is dedicated to providing effective, comprehensive employment services to men and women with criminal convictions. The program provides a level of structure and supervision to returning citizens that fosters confidence and skill building that are necessary for a successful transition to a stable productive life. Individuals with a criminal history, who want to work, are assisted with preparing to go to work and maintaining regular employment. The program provides a road map for participants to achieve a long-term goal of remaining attached to the legitimate workforce and maintaining their freedom. For more information, visit this site below.