JOBSTART is a targeted approach to prison-to-work transition planning for a
select group of inmates at five units within the North Carolina Division of
JOBSTART has five major components:
JOBSTART Competencies (Skills): JOBSTART
competencies are a list of key knowledge and skills inmates need to make a
successful transition from prison to work. The competency structure is
flexible enough to be implemented through a currently offered class, a newly
created class, or other guidance/support settings. Local units have determined
the implementation option(s) that best fit the needs of the inmates and the
resources of the unit, based on established standards.
Inmate Portfolio System: The Inmate Portfolio System is a set
of key documents, information and plans inmates will need to make a successful
transition from prison to work. The system includes an inmate portfolio and a
pocket portfolio which participants will have upon release.
Program Manual and Resource List: The Program Manual and the Resource
List provide information and community contacts to assist DOC staff in
their efforts to help inmates make a successful transition from prison to
work. The manuals will be made available to interested staff, regardless of
involvement in the JOBSTART pilot project.
Unit Transition Teams: Transition Teams are groups of unit
administrators and staff who will plan, implement and/or support the JOBSTART
PROGRAM at the unit level. These teams have been established at the pilot
sites, and they have been actively involved in the development of the JOBSTART
Case Management Integration: Case Management/Transition planning is a
well-established component of the Division of Prisons current programming
efforts. Integration of JOBSTART into current and future case management
protocols will provide structural and organizational continuity to the
JOBSTART program and to inmates overall transition-planning efforts.
A graphic representation of the JOBSTART program is provided below:
The following facilities are the JobStart program sites:
- Morrison Youth Institution
- Raleigh Correctional Center for Women
- Polk Youth Institution
- Western Youth Institution
JOBSTART is an
initiative of the Educational Services Section of the North Carolina Division of
Prisons, Raleigh, NC (919) 838-3643.
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