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Stats for disenfranchised voters 

   
StatePrisonersParoleesFelony 
Probation
Jail 
Ex-FelonsTotal
 Voting Age
Population
 Percent
Disenfranchised
1.Alabama31,1764 9,006 22,017 1,536 198,031 262,3543,647,277Alabama: 7.19%
2.Alaska5,597 2,089 6,959 7 0 14,652522,853Alaska: 2.80%
3.Arizona40,130 7,993 54,135 1,583 95,893 199,7344,763,003Arizona: 4.19%
4.Arkansas16,20421,10627,250633065,1932,204,443Arkansas: 2.96%
5.California165,062105,13308,2820278,47727,958,916California: 1.00%
6.Colorado22,81511,01401,370035,1993,808,587Colorado: 0.93%
7.Connecticut19,3212,89400022,2152,757,082Connecticut: 0.81%
8.Delaware6,5985604,448014,03225,638692,169Delaware: 3.70%
9.Florida104,3064,093103,3186,5251,323,3601,541,60214,799,219Florida: 10.42%
10.Georgia491,6425,091197,0134,5970275,8667,196,101Georgia: 3.83%
11.Hawaii5,91200005,9121,056,484Hawaii: 0.56%
12.Idaho7,4313,95713,721386025,4951,138,510Idaho: 2.24%
13.Illinois48,418002,085050,5039,701,453Illinois: 0.52%
14.Indiana28,028001,255029,2834,875,504Indiana: 0.60%
15.Iowa9,4553,1978,862374021,8882,318,362Iowa: 0.94%
16.Kansas9,0515,0633,704691018,5092,126,179Kansas: 0.87%
17.Kentucky20,54414,62825,6881,998180,984243,8423,315,996Kentucky: 7.35%
18.Louisiana39,44526,20242,5993,6480111,8943,415,357Louisiana: 3.28%
19.Maine0000001,053,828Maine: 0.00%
20.Maryland22,64513,19526,1641,58463,5884,420,588Maryland: 1.44%
21.Massachusetts11,312001,448012,7605,128,706Massachusetts: 0.25%
22.Michigan44,113001,820045,9337,539,572Michigan: 0.61%
23.Minnesota9,7965,80742,661962059,2264,019,862Minnesota: 1.47%
24.Mississippi21,0676,43426,7931,173127,346182,8142,211,742Mississippi: 8.27%
StatePrisonersParoleesFelony 
Probation
JailEx-FelonsTotalVoting Age
Population
Percent
Disenfranchised
25.Missouri30,62319,42154,9161,0640106,0244,563,491Missouri: 2.32%
26.Montana3,7160023003,946765,852Montana: 0.52%
27.Nebraska4,5879414,080312781917,7391,367,120Nebraska: 1.30%
28.Nevada12,6534,9648,06771759,91986,3212,035,543Nevada: 4.24%
29.New Hampshire2,7610018402,9451,029,236New_Hampshire:_0.29%
30.New Jersey25,00715,56357,5172,2890100,3766,726,680New Jersey: 1.49%
31.New Mexico6,6593,14617,781781028,3671,540,507New Mexico: 1.84%
32.New York56,65648,54202,9350108,13315,053,173New York:  0.72%
33.North Carolina40,1163,62136,8691,826082,4327,253,848North Carolina: 1.14%
34.North Dakota1,487009701,584522,720North Dakota: 0.30%
35.Ohio51,712002,130053,8428,805,753Ohio: 0.61%
36.Oklahoma26,2522,62721,642970051,4912,821,685Oklahoma: 1.82%
37.Oregon14,01400683014,6792,964,621Oregon: 0.50%
38.Pennsylvania51,264003,608054,8729,910,224Pennsylvania: 0.55%
39.Rhode Island3,35700003,357828,611Rhode Island: 0.41%
40.South Carolina23,5786,41211,7391,427043,1563,544,890South Carolina: 1.22%
41.South Dakota3,4342,843014506,422611,383South Dakota: 1.05%
42.Tennessee27,45112,15752,1782,221247,808341,8154,850,104Tennessee: 7.05%
43.Texas173,649104,763247,1366,9390532,48718,279,737Texas: 2.91%
44.Utah6,8070067207,4791,892,858Utah: 0.40%
45.Vermont000000496,508Vermont: 0.00%
46.Virginia37,4102,62456,6542,840351,943451,4716,147,347Virginia: 7.34%
47.Washington18,2356,95626,7851,114053,0905,143,186Washington: 1.03%
48.West Virginia6,6811,7966,876288015,6401,465,576West Virginia: 1.07%
49.Wisconsin22,72419,57222,6021,361066,2594,347,494Wisconsin: 1.52%
50.Wyoming2,1126823,23615719,47025,657428,224Wyoming: 5.99%
StatePrisonersParoleesFelony 
Probation
Jail 
Ex-FelonsTotal
 Voting Age
Population
 Percent
Disenfranchised
US Totals:1,391,123524,0921,233,41276,9492,626,6045,852,180234,564,0712.50%

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Prisoner Reentry- Ready 4 Work

The Ready4Work demonstration program addresses the critical needs of ex-offenders through faith-based and community organizations. This program is a collaborative effort between the Department of Labor, the Department of Justice, Public/Private Ventures, and the Annie E. Casie Foundation. The initiative seeks to reduce recidivism by focusing on case management, mentoring, and job training/placement. Four essential sectors are tapped to deliver these services: business, faith, the justice sector, and community.

Ready4Work creates a partnership between businesses, faith-based and community organizations, criminal justices officials, local government, and the workforce investment system to improve outcomes for ex-prisoners and the communities in which they live. The faith-based and community organizations provide volunteer mentors to help ex-offenders become job-ready so they can be referred directly to an employer.

Ready4Work is operating in sixteen sites across the country. Each site received a three year grant that will operate until 2006. Site contacts are listed below. If you have any additional questions on Ready4Work, please contact:

The Department of Labor

Center for Faith-Based and Community Initiatives

200 Constitution Ave., Room S-2235

Washington, DC 20210

Sites (until 2006)

BOSTON: (Juvenile Site)

Straight Ahead Ministries

43 Hopkinton Road

Westboro, MA 01581

(508) 353-2700

BROOKLYN: (Juvenile Site)

Office of Kings County District Attorney

Renaissance Plaza

350 Jay Street

Brooklyn, NY 11201

(718) 250-2219

CAMDEN: (Juvenile Site)

Volunteers of America Delaware Valley

235 White Horse Pike

2nd Floor

Collingswood, NJ 08107

(856) 854-4660

SEATTLE: (Juvenile Site)

 

The Church Council of Greater Seattle

4759 15th Avenue, NE

Seattle, WA 98105-4404

(206) 525-1213 ext. 3913

CHICAGO:

SAFER Foundation

571 West Jackson Street

Chicago, IL 60661

(312) 922-2200

DETROIT:

Detroit America Works

2990 West Grand Boulevard

Suite 400

Detroit, MI 48202

(212) 599-5627

NEW YORK:

Exodus Transitional Community, Inc.

161 East 104th Street

3rd Floor

New York, NY 10029

(212) 722-6037

HOUSTON:

Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church

3826 Wheeler Avenue

Houston, TX 77004

(713) 748-5240

JACKSONVILLE:

Operation New Hope

1830 North Main Street

Jacksonville, FL 32206

(904) 425-6001

(904) 425-6002

LOS ANGELES:

Adult Site

Union Rescue Mission

545 South San Pedro Street

Los Angeles, CA 90013

(213) 673-4839

Juvenile Site

Los Angeles TenPoint Coalition

c/o West Angeles Church of God in Christ

3045 S. Crenshaw Boulevard

Los Angeles, CA 90016

(323) 292-3301

MEMPHIS:

City of Memphis

125 North Main Street

Memphis, TN 38103

Second Chance/Ready4Work Program

444 North Main Street

2nd Floor

Memphis, TN 38106

(901) 545-0343

MILWAUKEE:

Word of Hope Ministries

2677 N. 40th Street

Milwaukee, WI 53210

(414) 447-1967

OAKLAND:

Allen Temple Housing & Economic Development Corporation

8501 International Boulevard, C101

Oakland, CA 94621

(510) 567-1490

PHILADELPHIA

Philadelphia Consensus Group/Search for Common Ground

1601 Connecticut Avenue, NW

Suite 200

Washington, DC 20009

(202) 265-4300

WASHINGTON, DC:

The East of the River Clergy-Police-Community Partnership

4105 First Street, SE

Washington, DC 20032

(202) 373-5767

Disability Employment and Training Services

Employment and training services to assist people with disabilities are available at One-Stop Centers and through other federal partners. The Disability Employment and Initiatives Unit of the Employment and Training Administration and the Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) help identify policies and provides technical assistance to address barriers to work for people with disabilities.

ODEP funds a toll-free Job Accommodations Network (JAN), 1-800-526-7234. JAN is a free consulting service to increase the employability of people with disabilities by: 1) providing individualized worksite accommodations solutions, 2) providing technical assistance regarding the ADA and other disability related legislation, and 3) educating callers about self-employment options.

Native American Employment and Training Program

Native Americans, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians are eligible to receive employment and training services on reservations and in their communities under the Workforce Investment Act.

Services are targeted to assist unemployed, underemployed, or economically disadvantaged individuals with the goal of expanding their occupational, academic, and literacy skills and enhancing their job prospects. Programs also are intended to support economic and social development in these communities. Contact information can be found by calling 1-877-US2-JOBS

Older Workers Employment Program

The Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) serves low-income individuals who are at least 55 years old and have limited employment prospects. This initiative provides older Americans with part-time community service jobs in settings such as day-care centers, hospitals, and schools in occupations ranging from literacy tutoring and conservation, to financial counseling and economic development.

Assignments can be for up to 1,300 hours per year and pay (at least) the minimum wage. Job training, classroom training, counseling, and placement in unsubsidized jobs also are offered. Participants can use their experience as a bridge to other employment. Contact information can be found by calling 1-877-US2-JOBS

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Second Chance Reauthorization Act Introduced; CSG Justice Center Releases Report on Grantee Successes


On Wednesday, November 12, 2013, the Second Chance Reauthorization Act was introduced in the Senate by Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and in the House by Congressmen Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI), Danny K. Davis (D-IL), Howard Coble (R-NC), Bobby Scott (D-VA), Marcia Fudge (D-OH), Spencer Bachus (R-AL) and Steve Chabot (R-OH). The bill expands the number of grant programs available and promotes increased accountability and outcomes from grantees.

At the Second Chance Act Reauthorization event, the Council of State Governments Justice Center released Reentry Matters: Strategies and Successes of Second Chance Act Grantees Across the United States (Reentry Matters). The publication features snapshots of programs around the country that illustrate the positive impact these initiatives can have on successful reentry into the community by focusing on employment, education, mentoring, and substance abuse and mental health treatment.

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