On Thursday June 9th, the Bay Area Black Worker Center, Oakland Community Organizations, Urban Peace Movement, Communities United for Restorative Youth Justice (CURYJ), the Ella Baker Center, and many other organizations under the Justice Reinvestment Coalition of Alameda County held a town hall for the Jobs for Freedom Initiative.
Over 200 people attended the Jobs for Freedom Town Hall that took place at Imani Community Church in East Oakland. Thank you to all who attended. Your presence made a difference. Because of you four out of five of the Alameda County Supervisors said that they support the Jobs for Freedom Initiative calling for 1,400 county jobs for formerly incarcerated residents and opportunity youth.
Join us at the Board of Supervisors meeting on Tuesday, June 28th at 9:30 am to continue to let our officials know that our community needs these jobs. They are county jobs with good wages. RSVP below.
More on the Jobs for Freedom, Fight for 1400 Initiative
Due to legislative advances like AB109, SB 678, and Proposition 47, Alameda County’s criminal justice system has decreased over the past five years. Yet research shows that without quality employment, formerly incarcerated people are likely to reenter the system. People who have convictions or even arrests without conviction face enormous barriers to employment.
That's why we are demanding 1400 jobs for formerly incarcerated residents and young people.
Join the fight to bring at least 1,400 quality county jobs to Alameda County for formerly incarcerated residents and opportunity youth. The Jobs for Freedom Initiative provides needed solutions to the employment barriers formerly incarcerated residents face in our County.
The initiative calls for a best-practice model to provide leadership development, reduction of employment barriers and court advocacy for participants that have continued contact with the criminal justice system. Building from successful employment models like the Jobs Now! program in San Francisco and Project Search in Alameda County, the Jobs for Freedom Initiative will strengthen outcomes for our re-entry population.
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