Missouri becomes first state to join Reentry 2030
April 26, 2023
“Missouri has become the first state to join Reentry 2030, a national effort focused on improving people’s chances of success upon reentry to society after incarceration. Dozens of people working in Missouri corrections and reentry gathered in Jefferson City [on Monday, April 24] to celebrate and mark the launch of the initiative.
“The initiative is a partnership between the Correctional Leaders Association, the Council of State Governments Justice Center and JustLeadershipUSA. It is funded mostly through the U.S. Department of Justice Bureau of Justice Assistance and philanthropy Arnold Ventures.
“Anne Precythe, the director of the Missouri Department of Corrections, said the Department has three ‘ambitious goals’ focused on employment.
“By 2030, the department aims to:
- Provide 100% of incarcerated Missourians with career readiness services.
- Help 85% of people find a job within 30 days of release.
- Help 80% of those people keep their job for at least nine months.”