Correctional Adult Reentry Education, Employment, and Recidivism Reduction Strategies (CAREERRS) Program

The Correctional Adult Reentry Education, Employment, and Recidivism Strategies (CAREERRS) Program, a Second Chance Act program, is designed to help communities establish education, vocation, and job training programs in their correctional systems that address employment challenges facing incarcerated youth and adults re-entering those communities and the workforce.

Objectives and Deliverables


  • Implement or expand educational, vocational, and employment programs for
  • incarcerated juvenile and adult offenders that result in improved educational and
  • employment outcomes, as measured by certifications and other credentials, diplomas, and jobs.
  • Demonstrate increased collaboration between educational and workforce service
  • providers and corrections, community supervision providers, and other reentry
  • stakeholders.


  • Development of an action plan with input from BJA and an assigned technical assistance coach and submitted within six months of receiving final budget approval.
  • A final report at the end of the project period.

For more information, see the most recent BJA grant solicitation ( and webinar (LINK TO 2018 Webinar).