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Project

Re-Entry Women and Employment Initiative

Project Director(s)

Elaine Zahnd

The goal of this project will be to conduct research that identifies the physical and mental health challenges facing formerly incarcerated women in California, and how their physical and mental health status can hinder ease of societal re-entry and gainful employment. In order to meet this goal, the first objective is to identify the extent and impact of the physical and mental health challenges on the employment and re-entry opportunities and outcomes for formerly incarcerated women in California, and to describe the extent to which current and model programs and services can serve to minimize or eliminate health disparities that present barriers to re-entry, job skill acquisition, or employment. The second objective is to ensure that the information gathered, analyzed and produced for the first objective is informed by the goals, activities, and outputs of the Initiative’s lead organization and TCWF to assist in their plans for crafting the future TCWF long-term Initiative.