3050 Centre Pointe Drive

Suite 50

Roseville, MN 55113

  • Rocky DeYoung

Tel: 651.242.5193

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RES (Reentry Employment Specialist) Training

The MRS RES training is an overview related to working with people coming out of the criminal justice system.  The training presents a basic primer for employers - and others - who are engaging with formerly incarcerated individuals.  The videos in this series were captured during a two-day RES seminar hosted by MRS.  Please contact Rocky DeYoung (651-242-5193) for institutional - or individual - access to the training videos.  The MRS RES training can also be presented live to your organization.

RES Training Video Components

INTRODUCTION AND WELCOME

Background on presenters Rocky DeYoung and Brad Janowski, including their OWDS (offender work force development specialist) certification.

RES MODEL AND RES ROLES AND COLLABORATION​

An overview of the RES model, which involves collaborating, communicating, and creating.  RES uses job development, retention, advancement - as well as consulting - skills.

BARRIERS AND INTERVENTIONS​

A discussion of internal and external barriers related to employment and job retention, including system-related barriers (housing and driver’s license issues) as well as “criminal thinking” and anti-social attitudes.

PRE-EMPLOYMENT AND JOB READINESS​

Understanding correctional systems, risk assessments, and the development of interest profiles.

EMPLOYER PANEL

Employers discuss their experiences with ex-offender employees.

DISCUSSION WITH ERIC WASHINGTON

Reentry mentor (and formerly incarcerated person) Eric Washington talks about internal motivation and the importance of employment.

EMPLOYER ENGAGEMENT

A human resources perspective on employing ex-offenders.

EMPLOYEE RETENTION – PART 1

A panel discussion that covers what employers looking for, as well as examples of what leads to job loss.

EMPLOYEE RETENTION – PART 2

A panel discussion that covers what employers looking for, as well as examples of what leads to job loss.