Construction Training For “Returning Citizens”

Phase I of our campaign partners Restart320 with Construction Ready and Georgia Corrections Agency to teach financial and job skills to Georgia Returning Citizens.Phase I of our training. program will be to provide Construction Ready’s (20) day accreditation program, in person, at the ReEntry facility located at 1301 Constitution Drive in southeast Atlanta.

The Georgia ReEntry facility is one of the only facilities in the country where all of the inmates qualify for release, as returning citizens, within the next (36) months. The goal is to begin, in person, teaching of the program February 2023.

The ReEntry facility currently houses (329) returning citizens and has a maximum capacity of (352). During any given six month period approximately (28-30) individuals would typically qualify for release within (18) months.

Graduates are trained, credentialed, and ready for employment immediately after graduation. Typically Construction Ready graduates earn wages in the range of $13- $18 an hour. Since their inception Construction Ready has graduated 1361 individuals. They have placed 1312 graduates giving them an incredible placement rate of 96.4%.

Ultimately the goal will be to teach two to three of Construction Ready’s (20) day accreditation program per year at the Georgia ReEntry facility. Each course, consisting of (20) participants cost $100,000, but give these returning citizens the opportunity to have well paying stable jobs upon their release. Employment and housing, as one would imagine,are the critical factors in reducing recidivism rates.


Daniel Levison
Atlanta, GA
Restart 3 20 Inc (House Of Luke)
Registered nonprofit
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