When parole systems connect with existing governmental systems and serve as a hub for reentry, they are better equipped to increase public safety, reduce recidivism, and improve employment outcomes.

Key points:

  • Parole requirements can be barriers to employment, and system alignment and modernization are needed to address these barriers.
  • Parole offices are uniquely situated to assist parolees in accessing employment and training opportunities.
  • Identification and driver’s licenses are important for employment opportunities, and parole offices and policymakers must prioritize access to these for parolees.