The city of Providence is launching a new program to help ex-offenders stay out of prison. Former inmates face numerous hurdles once they return to life on the outside, including barriers to jobs and housing.
This new program tackles one of those hurdles by offering job training skills to newly released inmates. Rhodes to Employment will be paid for with a $500,000 federal grant, from the U.S. Department of Labor. The 12-week program will offer training in areas like applying for jobs, interviewing, and obtaining health insurance.