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Central Minnesota Works Re-Entry for Ex-Offenders

People We Serve

People who live in Stearns, Benton, Sherburne, or Wright counties ages 18 and over who have a significant criminal history that has caused them to be unemployed or underemployed.

This program develops competitive and supported employment outcomes consistent with the education, training, and career support plans of people with significant criminal histories.

Program Activities

  • Career planning
  • Community-based work evaluation
  • Job seeking skills training
  • Resume and cover letter development
  • Job development services
  • PASS and IRWE planning
  • Job coaching, training, and follow-up services
  • Supported employment
  • Career-ladder job placement
  • IPS case service coordination
East Central Transitional Services

Services available in these counties

Referral Contact

Want to learn more about this program or work with a Rise staff member to see if this program is a good fit?

Maeta Burns-Penn


3400 First St. North Suite #306, St. Cloud, MN 56303


Monday - Friday | 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Schedule and location of services determined by individual need.

Primary Funding Sources

  • Minnesota Vocational Rehabilitation Services
  • Ticket to Work
  • DEED VRS Funding
  • Otto Bremer Trust

Transportation Options

  • Self-arranged / Private / Personal

Other Considerations

Competitive and supported employment outcomes are individually matched to a person’s own career goals and plans, as well as their skills, interests, and education.

How to Apply

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