INDIANAPOLIS — "When men and women return to their lives after incarceration, they need options, not obstacles," Mayor Joe Hogsett said in a meeting with Indianapolis community leaders, the morning before the new year.
In a new effort to strengthen and create healthier neighborhoods, Hogsett is initiating a way to provide training and job opportunities for those reentering the workforce in 2019.
Mayor Hogsett and his administration believe the way to do that is by providing transitional jobs for men and women reentering the workforce after incarceration.
We are prioritizing reentry for ex-offenders. Through programs such as Project Safe Neighborhoods, a case management & jobs program for juvenile offenders, and targeted resource fairs we can provide opportunities for those who have served time & are looking for a new beginning. pic.twitter.com/y8WLZd2362— Mayor Joe Hogsett (@IndyMayorJoe) December 31, 2018
In 2018, the Indianapolis Mayor's administration and the Office of Public Health and Safety held two resource fairs inside Marion County Jail II. More than 100 inmates were impacted — connecting them with employment, job training programs, healthcare and other supportive services.
In their public release Monday, Dec. 31, The City emphasized their desire to shorten the time between an individuals release and a successful return to the community.
OPHS will be building a new partnership in 2019 with Pendleton Correctional Facility for individuals aged 18-25.
The City has partnered with downtown agencies, 'Keys To Work' and 'RecycleForce,' to continue to expand such services, and "crack down" on illegal dumping.
If you would like to report any illegal dumping, contact the Mayor's Action Center.