Second Chance Summit 2022/Going the Extra Mile: A Case Study of Rural Reentry in Arkansas
Using art, photos and commentary by community leaders and residents, the Second Chance Summit examines the challenges and successes with reentry as experienced first-hand by young adults in one rural area of Arkansas. This event highlights the findings in FHI 360's publication Going the Extra Mile: A Case Study of Rural Reentry in Arkansas.
Dr. Tessie San Martin, Chief Executive Officer, FHI 360
Noel Tieszen, Youth Policy Consultant, Center for Law and Social Policy
Lisa Johnson, Director, National Institute for Work and Learning, FHI 360
FHI 360’s National Institute for Work and Learning (NIWL) focuses on two key drivers of individual well-being to improve lives: education and employment. The beneficiaries of our programs are underserved and marginalized populations, people impacted by poverty, displacement from school or employment, involvement with the justice system, and systemic and institutional inequities. Working with foundations, government agencies, school districts, institutions of higher education, businesses, community-based organizations and the workforce system, NIWL fosters collaboration among and across sectors.
The Compass Rose Collaborative, an initiative of the Department of Labor’s Reentry Programs, seeks to break the cycle of youth returning to the justice system. Started in 2017, the collaborative guides young adults ages 18-24 out of the justice system and toward successful entry into the workforce and educational systems. The compass rose is a reference to the symbol on maps that helped explorers find their way for generations. The Compass Rose Collaborative is funded 100 percent by the U.S. Department of Labor in the amount of $4.5M. No other sources of funding support this program.