Prisoner Re-Entry

Goodwill Industries of the Valleys is dedicated to providing effective, comprehensive employment services to men and women with criminal convictions. Our highly structured and tightly supervised Prisoner Re-Entry services help returning citizens regain and discover the skills and confidence needed for a successful transition to a stable, productive life.

Complete the Re-Entry Services Pre-Screening online form.

Reconnecting with the labor force can be challenging for anyone. Add a criminal history to the scenario and it can seem impossible. At Goodwill, those persons with a criminal history, who want to work, are assisted with preparing to go to work and maintaining regular employment. Our program model provides a road map for participants to achieve a long-term goal of remaining attached to the legitimate workforce and maintaining their freedom.

Services available through Goodwill Industries of the Valleys Prisoner Re-Entry program include:

  • Job readiness education
  • Resource mapping
  • Job search support
  • Interview coaching
  • Resume’ development

Roanoke Prisoner Re-Entry Job Club
Roanoke Jobs Campus – 2502 Melrose Avenue, Suite C, Roanoke
Held every third Thursday of the month from 9am to 11am
Lynchburg Prisoner Re-Entry Job Club
Madison Heights Jobs Center – 174 River James Shopping Center, Madison Heights
Held every third Wednesday of the month from 9am to 11am
These Job Club groups are open for Prisoner Re-Entry participants and the general public.

“It is all one to me if a man comes from Sing Sing Prison or Harvard. We hire a man, not his history.” ~ Henry Ford

Prisoner Re-Entry is offered in Goodwill’s 31 counties and 13 cities service area.

For more information on Prisoner Re-Entry Services, e-mail or call (540) 581.0620 option 6.