The USC Career Center supports your diverse aspirations, identities, and experiences. For those impacted by the criminal justice system, the transition to university life can be challenging for your academic and career success. At USC, we hope you can discover and identify opportunities that utilize your expertise. These resources allow for exploration and cultivation of your skills, which will be applied to your individual career aspirations.
Below, find a few highlighted resources to help in your job search process. View additional resources below to see the full range of support available to you.
Reentering Your Community
Reentering your community can be more manageable when you’re aware of the services and resources available to help. This handbook, provided by the Federal Bureau of Prisons, is designed as a step-by-step guide to help you reenter your community. It includes additional information in specific areas where you may have questions or are in search of tools available to you.
Ensuring People with Convictions Have a Right to Work
The National Employment Law Project (NELP) works from the ground up to build systemic change. They collaborate with community partners on advocacy campaigns, developing and testing innovative policy ideas in cities and states, then scaling them up to effect change nationally.
Special Service for Groups
Special Service for Group’s forensic treatment and criminal justice programs offer services in the jail/prison and community settings. SSG provides services to offenders and ex-offenders, as well as youth at-risk of offending. Services are designed to facilitate reintegration into the community in a way that decreases recidivism, brings families together, and improves their quality of life.
The National Reentry Resource Center
The Reentry Services Directory was developed by the National Reentry Resource Center (NRRC) to help individuals who have been incarcerated, and their families, find local reentry services. The NRRC has compiled a list of organizations and service providers who can address different reentry needs, including housing, employment, and family reunification.