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Re-Entry Employment Service Program

The Re-Entry Employment Service Program (RESP) is an employment program dedicated to the formerly incarcerated or any individual with a criminal conviction who may need help with finding employment.

If you are Veteran who has been formerly incarcerated or has a criminal conviction and looking for employment assistance visit Incarcerated Veterans' Transition Program (IVTP) for further assistance.

Re-Entry Program Help and Resources


The Re-Entry Employment Service Program provides multiple services, such as:

Steps to Enroll

The following steps are recommended:
  1. Start by watching the Re-entry Employment Service Program Video (1:20).
  2. Call or apply in person at an IDES office nearest you.
  3. Request an interview with a local RESP Liaison.
  4. Complete and print the Job-Readiness Checklist
  5. Bring the following items to your interview:
  • identification card and;
  • job-ready checklist and;
  • resume, if you have one and;
  • the rest will be discussed during your initial assessment interview.
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