MN Transition Coalition News -February 22, 2022

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Free Career Training at R!SE

Our 8 week career training programs provide you with the skills needed to be successful on any job. This training focuses on your individual development,   Personal Empowerment, Career Training, and the 21st Century Skills that today’s employers are in search of. Graduates of this program typically double or triple their annual income. Your career coach will work with you to develop a career plan, while providing you with the resources needed to achieve your goals.

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Thought Leadership Series

Individuals impacted by the justice system faces tremendous obstacles that prevent them from achieving economic mobility. In the U.S. there are thousands of collateral consequences. These are legal and regulatory restrictions that limit or prohibit people convicted of crimes from accessing employment, business and occupational licensing, housing, voting, education, and other rights, benefits, and opportunities.

In this webinar we will learn strategies and approaches that have proven to help people who have been impacted by the justice system to get on a path towards economic mobility. The session will challenge us to be thoughtful in how we prepare, train, and place participants in jobs and career pathways that can transform their lives and break the cycle of poverty.

Date: Friday, March 4, 2022
Time: 1:00 pm – 2:15 pm EST / 10:00 am – 11:15 am PST
Register by clicking here.

Chioke Mose-Telesford, Director of Improving Practices & Outcomes, Corporation for a Skilled Workforce
Jennifer Lowe, Vice President of Shared Learning & Member Networks, EMPath
Greg Wise, National Vice President, Strategy & Innovation, STRIVE International
Lucretia Murphy (host), Associate Vice President, Jobs for the Future





Virtual Second Chance Day On The Hill

Every year, the Minnesota Second Chance Coalition hosts Second Chance Day on the Hill at the Minnesota State Capitol. Join us for this year's virtual event to hear stories, meet with our lawmakers, and advocate for policies that advance second chances in Minnesota. 

This year's Second Chance Day is focused on Felony Murder Law Reform. Minnesota Second Chance Coalition believes that people should not be punished for the actions of another. However, because of Minnesota's aiding and abetting felony murder doctrine, people can be punished for murder even when they didn't kill anyone, nor even intend for another person to die. A recent study (report and executive summary linked on this page) shows that this doctrine is used to over-punish Black people and young people at disproportionate rates. We stand with Felony Murder Law Reform in calling for changes so that Minnesotans are only held accountable for the mistakes that they make, and not punished for the homicidal acts of another.

Second Chance Day on the Hill 2022 schedule: 

Rally: Tuesday March 1st 12pm-1:30pm. Join us for this event on our Facebook page, where we'll be live! Add a reminder to your calendar here.

Legislative visits: Tuesday March 1st 1:30pm-4:30pm and Wednesday March 2nd 9am-1pm. These will be held via zoom and last about 20 minutes per visit.  Your specific visit times depend on the availability of your representative and senator on March 1 and 2. MNSCC will schedule one visit with each, and be back in touch with your visit schedule and to answer any questions you have. Register for visits at the link above, or click herePlease register no later than February 22, 2022 to allow us time to schedule your visits. 

 We'll also have a legislative priorities training on Saturday, February 26th from 1-2pm. Join us if your interested in learning more about our priorities and the legislative process.



April is Reentry Month

Second Chance Month | National Reentry Resource Center

Second Chance® Month - Prison Fellowship



Recovery Corps is Hiring

Recovery Corps is looking for a recruiter to join our team in Minneapolis! Help us grow and support the Recovery Community by using your skills to recruit a diverse group of Recovery Corps members.

The Recruiter will develop and implement a comprehensive talent acquisition strategy to successfully recruit a cohort of AmeriCorps members who represent the diversity of the communities they serve. The Recruiter is responsible for full-cycle recruitment for their assigned AmeriCorps positions. Full-cycle recruitment includes:

  1. recruitment planning and position management,
  2. targeted sourcing activities that engage colleges, high schools, AmeriCorps service sites, current AmeriCorps members and alumni, job boards, and community partnerships, and other sources
  3. application screening and processing,
  4. interviewing and selection including making site placement decisions, and
  5. hiring and making offers to candidates to serve in AmeriCorps.

This position will be working solely within Recovery Corps, so recovery experience is preferred, not required.

Recruitment with Recovery Corps is a great way to connect with the Recovery Community in a professional capacity, and work alongside a small team of fun and passionate individuals not only in MN but across the Nation.

Click HERE to apply.

Please reach out to Mishon Bulson at with any questions.


Department of Human Services is Hiring

The Housing and Support Services Division is currently hiring for two positions to support the Community Living Infrastructure Grant Program, along with other responsibilities. If you have questions about the positions, please reach out to Jensina Rosen.

  • Human Svcs Prog Consultant - The external posting can be found here.
  • Human Svcs Prog Rep 2 - The external posting can be found here.

Innovative Basement Authority has begun hiring and will be adding more openings as we move into Spring

Company Description

Innovative Basement Authority, a Groundworks Company, is growing rapidly and seeks a proven Installer. We’ve been in business since 2005 serving Minneapolis, St. Paul, Fargo, Bismarck, Saint Cloud, Bismarck, Grand Forks, Eden Prairie, Anoka, Andover, Minot, and other surrounding areas. We fully train our technicians and have industry-leading products to restore our customers basement, foundation, and/or crawl space. We here at Innovative Basement Authority are dedicated to finding an Installer that would be a great fit for our company, and most importantly our customers! 

We have been honored with the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Patriot Award in 2018, and the Pulse of the City Award for our commitment to our consumers. 

We also hold an A+ Better Business Bureau rating which highlights our ability to help every customer. We go above and beyond to help our customers resolve challenges with their basement, foundation, and crawl space problems.  

We seek applicants with the ability to grow and expand our presence in Minnesota, North Dakota, and Wisconsin.   


Best Qualified Candidates Possess:

  • Knowledge of trade specific tools for installations and correct use of equipment 
  • Previous experience working in the construction industry
  • Must have a valid, non-restrictive driver’s license.







Installer $18-$22/hour plus commission

Inver Grove Heights

Full Time



Installer $18/hour + monthly bonus

Inver Grove Heights

Full Time


NOTE: Installer positions typically do not require criminal background checks.



Residential Co-Occurring Openings Now Available at all North Star Regional Facilities

Our high-intensity Men’s and Women’s Residential Co-Occurring Treatment program involves a live-in treatment facility that provides therapy for substance abuse, mental health, and medical services. We are now accepting admissions.

Call 1-833-677-4673 or Connect with us Online

Email: or FAX: 763-225-4470

Glen Creek Lodge Residential Program - Immediate Openings

Call 952-894-7722

Glen Creek Lodge offers gender-responsive and trauma-responsive residential treatment with fully integrated substance use, mental health and psychiatry services.  

Glen Creek Lodge is designed to create a peaceful setting where men can begin to heal. The program offers a safe, structured and supportive environments with curriculum developed specifically for men. Everyone in our programs receives individualized, personal attention and customized treatment plans that meet their goals as they become a member of a healing community.

To learn more visit or call 952-894-7722


Beyond Backgrounds is Expanding!

In the next few months Beyond Backgrounds will open to anyone in the state of Minnesota who qualifies! Gone are the days of needing a referral.

Any renter with barriers in their background can directly apply when the new program opens!

What is Beyond Backgrounds?
A program that helps renters with barriers in their background find a place to live.
When a landlord rents to a Beyond Backgrounds participant, they have access to up to $2,000 of free insurance in the following circumstances:
• Damage to the unit beyond what the security deposit covers.
• Unpaid rent at the end of the lease term beyond what is covered by the security deposit.
• Court filing fees if an eviction is pursued beyond what is covered by the security deposit.
• Other unfortunate circumstances beyond what is covered by the security deposit.
This makes it easier for the renter to find a place to live by supporting landlords willing to show flexibility.

This expansion of Beyond Backgrounds is possible through the support of Greater MN Housing Fund, Otto Bremer Foundation and St. Paul Foundation.

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2021 Homelessness Report

Minnesota Statutes, section 241.068, subdivision 2, requires that by February 15 of each year the Department of Corrections must submit a report to the legislature including a variety of data related to homelessness and releases from state correctional facilities, to the chairs and ranking minority members of the legislative policy and budget committees with jurisdiction over the Department.

Click Here for Report