The STRIDE Program secures 25 bonds through the McLaughlin Group in Washington. Each bond is worth $5,000 and is designed to assist with hard to place employees who may have felony charges such as theft, larceny and embezzlement. The bonds put the employer’s mind to ease knowing they are taking a risk but will be compensated if something were to happen.
Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC)
Employers can receive up to a $2,400 tax credit for hiring individuals from specific groups including individuals with felony convictions. For more information about this program go to: www.ctdol.state.ct.us/progsupt/taxcredits/taxcredit.htm
The STRIDE Award is given to STRIDE participants who have demonstrated an earnest desire and commitment to increasing their job readiness skills and furthering their careers through education/training. The maximum award is $250.
In addition they must meet the following criteria:
- A STRIDE graduate: (earned a STRIDE certificate)
- Out of prison for at least 3 months
- Working full or part-time for at least 90 days
- Living at home for a period of at least 3 months
- Reunited or working to reunite with their families (children)
- Motivated and committed to the development of professional skills and values
Dress for Success
The mission of Dress for Success is to advance low-income women’s economic and social development and to encourage self-sufficiency through career development and employment retention. Dress for Success responds to the needs of our communities by providing programs that help economically disadvantaged women acquire jobs, retain their new positions and succeed in the mainstream workplace. Both Dress for Success Hartford and Dress for Success Mid-Fairfield County have been helping women since 1998. For more information go to:
Urban League of Greater Hartford
End Hunger CT!
CT Statewide Reentry Roundtable Collaborative
City of New Haven, Mayor’s Office
Institute of Municipal and Regional Policy (IMRP) at Central Connecticut State University (CCSU)
Windham County Reentry
Windham County Reesource Guide