Every year, thousands of Illinoisans leave incarceration and begin the process of re-integrating into their communities. One of the biggest barriers they encounter is finding businesses that will hire them.
The Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership’s Road Home program is connecting returning citizens with businesses and industries who need workers.
Here, re-entry navigator Francisco Perez gives “La Ultima Palabra” on why he says creating a smoother landing for people leaving incarceration is good business for everyone.
Perez is also a mentor for Kameron Huckleby, who is in training to become a re-entry navigator himself.
You can hear what Huckleby had to say about his experience in his appearance on “Chicago Tonight: Black Voices.”