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HOPE For Prisoners Vocational Village

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Welcome to the Hope For Prisoners Vocational Village, a place where transformation takes center stage as currently incarcerated individuals are given the opportunity earn real life tools, skills, and support they will need to reintegrate into society as productive and thriving members.
This is made possible through a 120,000 square feet vocational training complex in the state of Nevada, in partnership with Governor Lombardo, the Nevada Department of Corrections and the Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation. Our village features certifications in: Welding, Commercial Driver’s License (CDL), Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC), Plumbing, Masonry, Electrical, and Warehouse Logistics.
This facility is part of a broader mission Hope for Prisoners has for those incarcerated individuals who are set to be released within an 18-month period. The program as a whole will feature a "Hope for Prisoners" dedicated unit inside the Southern Desert Correctional Center and will serve 120 men at any given time with programming including: cognitive and life skills training, substance misuse treatment and therapy, higher education enrollment, intensive case management, job readiness training and job placement assistance, leadership development and more.

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Our Goals
  • Serve a total of 800 clients within the first 4-year timeframe.
  • Reduce the current recidivism rate of 28.63% in Nevada through vocational training inside the correctional facility, thus enhancing public safety.
  • Establish an innovative, evidence-based reentry and vocational training model at SDCC that can become the state of Nevada’s very first reentry prison facility.
  • Train, educate and equip incarcerated individuals and prepare them to successfully reintegrate into our community.
  • Increase the number of offenders that are released with a college education or vocational trade certification.
  • Assist Southern Nevada employers to fill in-demand positions with a skilled and work-ready labor force.

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Together, We Pave the Way for Brighter Futures

We are immensely grateful to our network of community partners who stand beside us in this mission of transformation. These organizations and businesses share our vision of providing second chances and are instrumental in making the Vocational Village a place of opportunity and growth. Together, we pave the way for brighter futures.
From educational institutions offering training to local businesses providing employment opportunities, our community partners play a vital role in the success stories that emerge from our programs. They exemplify the spirit of collaboration and compassion that defines our community.

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