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Jobs and support for people leaving City jails

Jails to Jobs by NYC Mayor's Office of Criminal Justice (MOCJ) | Multiple providers

Actively recruiting

Services Help finding a job, Training for a new job

Eligibility Adults, Young adults, People with justice involvement

Schedule No fixed amount of time, Varies

Last Updated Last updated on Jul 04, 2021

This collection of programs helps New Yorkers leaving City jails find work and support.

Jails to Jobs helps New Yorkers leaving jails. It connects you to paid temporary jobs and provides the support needed to find and keep work. Services include job training, help finding a job, counseling, health services, and mentorship.

Who it's for Who it's for

Jails to Jobs is open to New Yorkers leaving city jails. Each Jails to Jobs provider has different requirements. Contact the ones that interest you below to learn more.

Schedule Schedule

Schedules vary with each program. Contact a program below to learn more.

Next Steps

Contact the programs that you’re interested in below to learn more and apply:

Program Who it serves Location Contact
Center for Court Innovation Court-involved participants Staten Island 718-675-8921
Center for Community Alternatives Young people returning from Rikers and/or secure youth detention (Horizon/ Crossroads). Citywide (718) 858-9658 or (718) 541-3756 (for young adults 18-24 returning from Rikers)
Women’s Prison Association Women returning from detention settings and/or prison. Citywide (347) 803-3535 or (347) 703-2620
Fedcap Open to all Queens (646) 931-2414 or (855) 530-4796
Fortune Society Open to all Citywide 212-691-7554 or 718-906-9492
Housing Works Open to all Manhattan and Brooklyn Brooklyn: (347) 473-7400

Manhattan: (347) 473-7400

Osborne Association Open to all Citywide (917) 836-555
Youth Justice Network (formerly Friends of Island Academy) Young people and/or young adults. Citywide Manhattan: (212) 760-0755

Brooklyn: (347) 689-0859

The Bronx:(347) 644-2277

Queens: (718) 739-2999

Exodus Transitional Community Open to all Manhattan (917) 492-0990, ex. 136 or TDD/TTY# 800-662-1220
Bronx Connect / Urban Youth Alliance International (UYAI) Adults aged 22 and up (young adults). The Bronx (917) 631-9507