unlocking second chance
opportunities for individuals impacted by the criminal justice system.
We are excited to share news that will impact the hundreds of thousands of people with criminal records who search for sustainable employment each year. Jobs for the Future has acquired our Second Chance Employment programs, effective November 30.
DKBF has led the movement for Second Chance Employment for people with records since 2015. The organization’s nationally recognized employer training program, the Second Chance Corporate Cohort, will become part of JFF’s Center for Justice & Economic Advancement —and will accelerate the five-year goal of helping thousands of people with records find quality employment.
Dave’s Killer Bread created the foundation to increase sustainable employment opportunities for people who have conviction histories by inspiring and equipping employers to adopt second chance hiring practices (also known as “fair chance” hiring.) The company has long prioritized leading by example; nearly one-third of its employees have felony convictions—including co-founder Dave Dahl. The foundation has produced events, provided training, tools, and resources guiding hundreds of employers to hire people with records.
To further scale our impact and deliver on our strategic initiatives, we’ve decided to move our second chance employment programs; curriculum, resources, and expert staff to the Center for Justice and Economic Advancement at Jobs for the Future. These resources will enable the Center to train business leaders how to implement fair chance hiring and provide one-on-one advising to employers and HR professionals.
This transition allows us to:
- Continue delivering our cohort training and develop additional programs, tools and resources
- Fully fund and expand our team to accelerate our strategic plan and initiatives
- Double our capacity and resources
- Establish larger networks of employers, government agencies, funders, and intermediaries dedicated to the expansion of second chance employment
- Increase expertise to train and mobilize companies to become second chance employers
DKBF Founding Executive Director Genevieve Martin
will join the Center as a Senior Director of employer initiatives firstname.lastname@example.org
DKBF Project Coordinator Crystal Mourlas-Jaun
will join as a Project Manager email@example.com
DKBF Instructional Designer and Facilitator Anne Parmeter
will join as an Instructional Designer firstname.lastname@example.org
DKBF Facilitator Khalilah Olokunola
will join as a Director of Cohorts email@example.com