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Partner Event - The PA Career Development Association - Re-Entry & Justice: How Career Coaches Can Empower Returning Citizens

  • Tue, September 28, 2021
  • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Online


Returning citizens (people returning to the community after being in prison) face enormous challenges when seeking employment. Research has shown that landing a job as soon as possible after being released from incarceration is one of the keys to avoiding recidivism. Join us as we hear from two experts on how best to support and encourage our returning citizen clients.

Jeffrey Abramowitz will provide attendees with the opportunity to wear a new pair of glasses and see the world through the eyes of a convicted felon, teacher, administrator, and executive. Michael Robinson will inform attendees on how Career Coaches can provide the workforce guidance, professional instruction, access to connections, and strategies for tapping into the hidden job market.


Jeffrey Abramowitz, J.D. is the Executive Director of Reentry Services for JEVS Human Services and Program Director of Looking Forward Philadelphia. Jeff was a 2018 Fellow for JustLeadershipUSA and has most recently served as the Director of Student Services & Workforce Development for Community Learning Center.

Jeff is recently elected Vice Chair of the Philadelphia Reentry Coalition and proudly sits on the Executive Board of the Coalition on Adult Basic Education, COABE, where he serves as Secretary, and chairs the State Advocates for Adult Education Fellowship Program, and previously served as the chair of the Literacy Behind and Beyond the Walls Committee. Jeff was appointed to the Pennsylvania Reentry Council and serves as Chairman of the Employment Committee and Co-chairs the Reentry Committee for the PA Workforce Development Board. Jeff serves on the board of directors of Community Forgiveness & Restoration, a member of NationSwell Council, and Advisory Board Member of Philadelphia Petey Greene Program.

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