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.
Reconnecting with the labor force can be challenging for anyone. Add a criminal history to the scenario and it can seem impossible. At Goodwill, individuals with a criminal history, who want to work, are assisted with preparing to go to work and maintaining regular employment. The program 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
Charlottesville Prisoner Re-Entry Job Club
Workforce Center – 2211 Hydraulic Road, Charlottesville
Held every third Monday of the month from 9am to 11am
Staunton Prisoner Re-Entry Job Club
Goodwill Training Room (located in the Staunton Goodwill Store) – 1104 Greenville Avenue, Staunton
Held every fourth Monday 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call (540) 581.0620 option 6.