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Enhanced Employment Initiative (EEI)

Program Overview

Enhanced Employment Initiative (EEI) advances education and employment opportunities for individuals involved in the criminal justice system.

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Clients Served Last Year:

479

Funding Generously Provided by:

New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services and private donations.

Alma Sehovic, Program Director of NYC TASC Enhanced Employment Initiative

Alma Sehovic
Program Director

Shereen Goodson; Program Director for Mission Employment

Shereen Goodson
Program Director

Contact Information:

New York City

175 Remsen Street, 5th Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(718) 237-9404 x247
asehovic@nyctasc.org

Nassau

175 Fulton Avenue, Suite 400
Hempstead, NY 11550
(516) 489-8101 x184 or x128
shereen.goodson@eac-network.org

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Program Description

The Problem:

Due to the stigma associated with the criminal justice system, individuals with a pending charge or criminal background have difficulty finding employment.

Our Solution:

Provide job readiness, employment placement, and other transitional services to TASC participants in order to help clients become productive, self-sufficient members of the community.

How We Do it:

In a collaborative effort with TASC, the courts, the District Attorney’s Office, treatment providers, and various community-based organizations, EEI offers court-mandated TASC clients with job preparation, employment placement, individual career counseling, referrals to education programs, and specific services including:

  • individual career counseling
  • skills, abilities, and interest testing
  • “Ready Set Work” employment and resume workshops
  • referrals to appropriate VESID or HRA-sponsored job training programs
  • referrals to GED, basic education, ESL, or ESOL schools
  • intensive job development
  • direct job placement
  • special accommodation negotiation
  • appropriate interview attire
  • Moral Reconation Therapy fatherhood and job retention workshops
  • help to apply for a Certificate of Relief from disability or good conduct
  • help to obtain a rap sheet
  • help resolving child support and payment issues

In order to be eligible, clients must be referred by their TASC Case manager, TANF eligible, sober, non-violent offenders, compliant with all TASC requirements, motivated to work, and willing to take the steps towards independence.

How You Can Help:

To support Enhanced Employment Initiative with a gift, click here or call (516) 539-0150 x117.

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The Outcomes of Enhanced Employment Initiative

EEI consistently serves around 450-500 people annually and provides clients and their families with financial security and independence. Recent highlights include:

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272 new enrollments

135 successfully graduated and met employment goals

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100 newly employed

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116 completed Moral Reconation Therapy job readiness

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160 completed 10 modules of Ready Set Work

What People Say About Enhanced Employment Initiative

The journey I took to find employment seemed to be a long one. As days turned into weeks, and weeks turned into months my emotions began to show. I looked back at my past and saw how drug addiction and negative behavior had destroyed my life. Now deep in my mind I know that I must use my consequential thinking 24 hours a day and 365 days a year as I strive for my recovery. Everyone at EEI never gave up on me – even when I had given up on myself. For that I will always be forever grateful.

Ron
Enhanced Employment Initiative Client
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