Restoring Lives, Strengthening Communities
WorkNet is an innovative non-profit that prepares offenders for a successful reentry back into community living to reduce recidivism. Our SERVICES include helping clients find jobs, secure housing, obtain their driver's license, and restore their identity documents so they can be gainfully employed.
We work with offenders in the prison environment prior to their release and continue to assist them when they reenter the community. This model provides our clients with a continuum of care which has proven effective to prevent recidivism.
We design our client services based on current criminogenic research and evidence based practices. We specialize in offender reentry and transition management services.
WorkNet was founded in 2000 and is based in Honolulu, Hawaii.
WorkNet's Innovative Programs
Correctional Arts ReEntry (CARE) Program
The CARE Project is a social enterprise program that markets and sells art work or crafts made by offenders who are either in prison or have transitioned to the community.
LifeStiles® Vocational Inventory &
Offender Service Profile
The LifeStiles® Inventory is an online assessment designed for offenders. It creates a vocational profile to match them to specific jobs and an Individual Development Plan (IDP) that identifies lifestyle factors putting them at risk of returning to prison. The IDP is used for joint case management with other service providers and supervising agencies to create continuity for the offender’s successful reentry to the community.
LifeStiles® Self-Change Program
The LifeStiles® Self-Change Program is a 24-class series that provides clients with the tools to master their thinking so they can make better decisions when they reenter the community. The program focuses on areas such as criminal thinking errors, pro-social skills, problem solving, and planning for a crime free life.
WorkNet Self-Directed Job Search
The WorkNet Self-Directed Job Search program teaches our clients everything they need to know about preparing themselves for the job market including how to conduct an online job search, resume preparation, interviewing skills, and how to communicate their criminal background in an authentic and professional manner to an employer.