The Bureau of Justice Statistics reports that the U.S. disability rate is significantly higher among individuals who have been incarcerated. With over 600,000 people released from state and federal prisons each year, it is critical that AJC staff understand how they can help returning citizens with disabilities find and retain employment. These quick reference guides include statistics, tips, and resources to help AJC staff serve returning citizens with disabilities as they enter the workforce.
The quick reference guides include strategies for improving disability disclosure, leveraging partners to secure wrap-around support services, and providing reasonable accommodations that will help individuals receive the resources they need to be successful.
Check out the quick reference guides for more information:
- Disability Disclosure for Returning Citizens with Disabilities
- Leveraging Partners to Serve Returning Citizens with Disabilities
- Reasonable Accommodations for Returning Citizens with Disabilities