Overheard

Michelle Gilliard on resources to help reduce recidivism

WorkingNation interviews leaders in public, private, and nonprofit spheres at the virtual JFF Horizons conference as part of our #WorkingNationOverheard campaign
By WorkingNation Editorial Team
June 11, 2020

Michelle Gilliard Ph.D. is the director, U.S. Education and Workforce Department at FHI 360. The nonprofit works to “improving the health and well-being of people in the United States and around the world.”

Gilliard says young adults, who have been justice-involved, need access to resources and workforce opportunities. She says, despite the pandemic, these services are still being virtually provided to participants.

Gilliard says the effort is about  “reducing recidivism…and it’s about increasing access and equity to the education and workforce training resources that young people need to be successful in society.”

WorkingNation interviewed Gilliard for #WorkingNationOverheard as a media partner with the JFF Horizons 2020 conference. You can watch all the interviews on our YouTube channel.

Learn more about FHI 360: https://www.fhi360.org/
Learn more about Jobs For the Future: https://www.jff.org/

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