U.S. Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH) lately launched the Reentry Employment Alternatives Act to codify into regulation the U.S. Division of Labor’s Reentry Employment Alternatives (REO) Program, which helps nationwide, regional and native organizations that administer abilities coaching packages.
“Offering reentry help companies to susceptible youth and younger adults vulnerable to recidivism is important to making sure we give them a second likelihood at residing as much as their God-given potential,” stated Sen. Portman, who on Might 10 cosponsored S. 1534 with invoice sponsor U.S. Sen. Gary Peters (D-MI).
At the moment, the REO program operates as a pilot program approved below the Workforce Innovation and Alternative Act, which means it doesn’t have a devoted funding stream and is funded by way of a piecemeal strategy, in keeping with info offered by Sen. Portman’s workplace, which stated that S. 1534 would codify the REO program into regulation.
Sen. Portman famous that S. 1534 “builds on my earlier work to make sure that these reentering society have entry to the abilities coaching and jobs essential to contribute to their communities.”
The invoice has been endorsed by the Nationwide Motion Community, the Nationwide Youth Employment Coalition, #Cut50, the Middle for Legislation and Social Coverage, Rights4Girls, and the Safer Basis.