This program helps ex-offenders re-enter the labor market. Services and funding are available to people with a past criminal history. The program features a strong emphasis on training.
Participation in the program begins with Orientation and Job Readiness classes. Through this, you will learn whether the FIT program is right for you. If you decide that it is, you will be matched with a Case Manage who will work with you one-on-one throughout your program. With your Case Manager, you will identify a job goal and then establish a plan to work toward that goal. This will often include a scholarship for tuition to attend vocational school and become equipped for the job, supportive services and employment related needs.
The Re-entry Initiative Program may be the perfect tool to help you start a new chapter in your life and get back into the workforce.
How to Apply
The first step is to attend an Orientation. As of now, Orientations are held for the Re-entry Initiative Program every Monday at 8:30am at 1931 Stella Lake Drive, Las Vegas, NV. This is just southwest of the corner of Martin L. King and Lake Mead Blvd. Be sure you are on time because the doors close when Orientation starts. You do not need to bring anything with you to attend an Orientation.
To be eligible for the Re-entry Initiative Program you must be:
- At least 18 years old
- A U.S. citizen or otherwise legal to work in the U.S.
- Drug free and alcohol abuse free
- If you are a male and over the age of 18, you must have registered with the Selective Service
- Highly motivated and willing to work
- Have some past criminal history
To find out your status or to register with Selective Service, please visit www.sss.gov.