Matching Reentrants with Their New Careers

Dorenda Hamarlund came to the DOC under a grant to set up a pathway for success for inmates preparing to reenter society—and her work was so important the DOC hired her to continue in that role after the grant ended. Now as the workforce development specialist, Dorenda said she is the “Match.com for reentry” as she tries to link soon-to-be-released inmates up with jobs and convince employers to give them a chance.