Adult Re-Entry Programs
The BHCCT Re-Entry Employment sub-committee functions to support returning citizens by educating and providing an avenue to available resources in Georgia. Working in partnership with the resources below for returning citizens positive connections within the community are developed.
Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL)
Georgia Department of Labor assists Re-Entry Individuals and the general population virtually and in person. Individuals may virtually access GDOL services as a “guest” or “registered” customer. Guests may preview services with limited access; however, customers who register with GDOL will have full access to services through www.EmployGeorgia.com and www.DOL.GA.GOV. Services include but not limited to TOPPSTEP Reentry/ Federal Bonding and Work Opportunity Tax Credit; Employment and Unemployment Insurance; job training and recruitments.
Urban League of Greater Atlanta
The Urban League of Greater Atlanta’s - Adult Reentry & Transitional Services Division is a workforce-oriented platform that provides reentry services to returning citizens and criminal justice organizations in the Greater Atlanta area. The foundation of our programming is to effectively provide returning citizens with access to vocational and post-secondary education, training, certifications, credentialing, and employment and career development services. In addition to our adult reentry platform, the Urban League of Greater Atlanta has a Youth and Young Adult Services Division which provides educational and workforce-oriented services to individuals between the ages of 18-24. For more information, please visit our website at: ulgatl.org.
Georgia Department of Community Supervision (DCS)
As an integral part of the criminal justice system, we protect and serve all Georgia citizens through effective and efficient supervision in our communities, while providing opportunities for successful outcomes for those under felony supervision. In addition, our goal in Reentry is to implement a seamless plan of services and supervision developed with individuals and delivered through state and local collaboration through their successful transition, reintegration, and aftercare in the community. Direct linkage of individuals to services includes Employment and Job Readiness, Housing Referrals, First Day Out, Mental Health, Substance Abuse Treatment, Mentoring, Family Supportive, Sex Offender, Adult Education. For more information visit or contact us at [email protected].
Georgia Department of Vocational Rehabilitation (GVRA)
GVRA works with all individuals who have a disability and are seeking employment. Relevant Services include support to all eligible individuals with disabilities needing: Vocational assessment, counseling training, and guidance; Physical and mental restoration services; School-to-work transition; Rehabilitation technology; Supported employment (Traditional, IPS, and Customized); Job readiness, job search, and job placement assistance; Referral to other agencies for needed services. We have over 35 offices that provide services throughout the State of Georgia, for more information visit: https://gvs.georgia.gov/find-location to find the nearest Vocational Rehabilitation location.
Individuals can access our one-stop centers throughout the state of Georgia for basic services, such as conducting online job searches, job readiness training or to receive a referral to key community partners that can assist them in their journey to employment (e.g., Ga Department of Labor, Community Agencies with specialized services for individuals with criminal backgrounds, etc.). Individuals can also receive more comprehensive services, such as applying to receive money for training. For more information visit: https://www.worksourcegaportal.com/vosnet/Default.aspx to find your nearest WorkSource location. Looking for services in the city of Atlanta? WorkSource Atlanta supports City of Atlanta residents’ eligible individuals needing: Employment, Training, and other supportive services (e.g., childcare, transportation, among other services). For more information visit www.ATLWorks.org.