Ex-Offender Fresh Start

CAA assists ex-offenders in finding employment by providing services with a special focus on the unique barriers ex-offenders often face. Fresh Start provides the following employment services:  
  • Identifying strengths and skills to create an Individual Employment Plan
  • Assistance locating affordable housing 
  • Connections to resources for food and clothing, including professional attire
  • Employment readiness training
  • Job search assistance
  • Interview coaching
  • Job retention services for 12 months after employment

Fresh Start provides:

Employment workshops and life skills training

  • Workshops include interviewing techniques for ex-offenders, resume development, and skills assessments.

Career coaching and job matching
  • Referrals to companies who are willing to hire individuals with criminal records.

Retention and follow-up for up to 12 months
  • On-going case management and retention services.

To be eligible for the Fresh Start program, individuals must:
  • Be a resident of Hamilton County
  • Have a criminal record
  • Be at least 18 years of age

Contact Leonard Sayles at 513-924-2031 or lsayles@cincy-caa.org  for more information.