Workforce Re-entry Initiative (WorkRI)

Gainful employment is only one of several major factors that plays a key role in the successful re-entry and rehabilitation of justice-involved individuals, helping to reduce recidivism. ​​​​​​The Rhode Island Department of Corrections' (RIDOC) strategic goal is centered around the creation of programming that trains offenders with marketable skills and affords them opportunities to attain meaningful education and gainful employment. Connecting justice-involved individuals to educational, work training and employment opportunities enables them to provide for their families and contribute to their communities.

During incarceration, offenders can gain work experience that is often applicable outside the walls of prison (i.e., carpentry, upholstery, auto body, landscaping/grounds crew, etc.). Many work while also participating in various programs, including education classes.

To further support its Mission and strategic goals, RIDOC has completed the first phase of work on its Workforce Re-entry Initiative (WorkRI). This RIDOC-run career website seeks to connect justice-involved individuals in need of employment with Rhode Island employers in need of qualified candidates. With the help of RIDOC staff, including Probation & Parole Officers, it is our hope that the WorkRI site will serve as a catalyst; connecting offenders and employers, and giving individuals the opportunity to move forward in creating a fulfilling and sustainable life for themselves and their families.

    1. Complete A Form

      Complete our online form to post a job and get a confirmation from WorkRI.

    2. Search WorkRI

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      Search our database for qualified employees.

    3. We Are Here to Help

      RIDOC staff will regularly scan the WorkRI database

    4. It's A Match!

      When someone finds a job they want to apply for you will be notified.

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