The Department of Labor (DOL) supports employment and reentry programs for justice-involved youth, young adults, and formerly incarcerated adults.  

The Chief Evaluation Office (CEO) works with the Employment and Training Administration and other organizations that encourage basic skills development, educational attainment, employment, employment retention, and career advancement for individuals reentering to the workforce.

Explore CEO's current studies and completed reports on reentry.

Current Studies:

Completed Reports:

Criminal Record Inaccuracies and the Impact of a Record Education Intervention on Employment-Related Outcomes
(January 2020)
Please note: This report was produced outside of CEO’s independent evaluation and research process. Please see the individual studies for more information on how they were developed.

Criminal Justice Contact and Employment Trajectories Among Young Adults
(2019)
Please note:This report was produced outside of CEO’s independent evaluation and research process. Please see the individual studies for more information on how they were developed.

Reentry Projects Evaluation

 

Grants Serving Young Offenders Evaluation

This study was sponsored by the Employment and Training Administration, Office of Policy Development and Research, Division of Research and Evaluation.

Linking Employment Activities Pre-Release (LEAP) Program Evaluation

New Perspectives on Creating Jobs: Final Impacts of the Next Generation of Subsidized Employment Programs
(May 2018)
This study was sponsored by the Employment and Training Administration, Office of Policy Development and Research, Division of Research and Evaluation.

The Enhanced Transitional Jobs Demonstration: Implementation and Early Impacts of the Next Generation of Subsidized Employment Programs
(November 2016)
This study was sponsored by the Employment and Training Administration, Office of Policy Development and Research, Division of Research and Evaluation.

Find more research in DOL's Clearinghouse for Labor Evaluation and Research (CLEAR) and the CLEAR Reemployment Topic Area page.

The Department of Labor’s (DOL) Chief Evaluation Office (CEO) sponsors independent evaluations and research, primarily conducted by external, third-party contractors in accordance with the Department of Labor Evaluation Policy. CEO’s research development process includes extensive technical review at the design, data collection and analysis stage, including: external contractor review and OMB review and approval of data collection methods and instruments per the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA), Institutional Review Board (IRB) review to ensure studies adhere to the highest ethical standards, review by academic peers (e.g., Technical Working Groups), and inputs from relevant DOL agency and program officials and CEO technical staff. Final reports undergo an additional independent expert technical review and a review for Section 508 compliance prior to publication. The resulting reports represent findings from this independent research and do not represent DOL positions or policies.