Orientation, Intake, and Retention
These services are at the heart of Safer's approach to helping people with criminal records find employment upon re-entering society.
Orientation and Intake
When clients first enter Safer Foundation’s program, they go through a group orientation and intake session. During the session, they complete a pair of assessments that help identify barriers to employment (financial, emotional, physical, training, education, etc.), as well as potential skills or interests that could direct the job-search process. Intake specialists make sure clients understand the time, effort, and commitment it takes to get their lives back of track.
Clients in need of or mandated to access specific treatment, such as programs for substance abuse, anger management, or other mental health services, are directed to Safer’s Supportive Services. Clients must successfully complete the required assessments before they can begin the Employment and Retention process and job-readiness training.
Employment and Retention Services
With the help of Safer case managers, clients begin the task of obtaining and maintaining employment upon re-entry. The majority of clients are referred to a job-readiness program, where they learn how to fill out an employment application, develop a resume, and prepare for an interview-including how to appropriate respond to questions about their background. They also learn networking skills and workplace etiquette. Meanwhile, Safer Sector Managers are cultivating relationships with prospective employers.
Financial Opportunity Center (FOC)
Safer offers clients with criminal records and their families assistance in achieving economic stability, including help growing their personal assets. The FOC provides financial counseling, sound financial principles, and debt-reduction assistance.
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