Guide to Workforce Development Services for Returning Residents


The City of Chicago’s Community Re-Entry Support Centers provide a central location where any Chicago resident who has served time for a felony conviction can receive the support services needed to transition back into their communities and the workforce. Our services provide participants with training to move forward and succeed in life.

We offer the following services:

  • Education and Training
  • Mentoring and support groups
  • Linkage to counseling for substance use and mental health issues
  • Linkage to housing assistance, emergency housing and food assistance
  • Employment assistance
  • Strategies for presenting criminal backgrounds to employers
  • Information on sealing or expunging criminal records
  • Family reunification and child-support assistance

Community Reentry Support Group Flyer

Community Reentry Support Group Flyer (Spanish)