Office of National Drug Control Policy

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Provide Work-Related Training and Assistance to Reentering Offenders
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DOL’s adult Reintegration of Ex-Offenders (RExO) program assists those leaving prison to reenter society by funding efforts to improve work readiness, education, and self-sustaining employment opportunities.

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Because substance abuse is a widespread problem among the prison population and relapse after release is a frequent contributor to recidivism and a barrier to obtaining stable employment, DOL will continue to work with Federal, and other public/private partners to improve coordination of services to support successful reentry by increasing linkages to available, effective, evidence-based substance abuse treatment services.

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