Reentry Employer Forum

Wed Jun. 20 at 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Event Details

Struggling to find a viable solution to your workforce needs? Join us to learn about Arizona’s largest untapped workforce.

Consider hiring individuals with background barriers that are ready to work!

  • Learn how to reduce your recruitment and training costs while accessing a pool of trained, skilled and certified workers.

  • Network with businesses and community leaders.

  • Learn about cost savings through Work Opportunity Tax Credits.

  • Utilize fidelity bonding options to protect your assets.

  • Hear from employers who currently benefit from this skilled workforce.

Please sign up early for this FREE employer event

All Arizona Employers are Welcome to Attend

Space is limited

Parking is available in nearby lots for $15.

Sponsorship Details

$1,000 Second Chance Package

  • Full-page advertisement in event program
  • Logo and blurb in event program
  • Prominent Sponsor Table Placement
  • Promotional item and/or one-page flyer in swag bag

$500 Reentry Package

  • Logo and blurb in event program
  • Sponsor Table
  • Promotional item and/or one-page flyer in swag bag

$250 Reentry Package

  • Logo and blurb in event program
  • Promotional item and/or one-page flyer in swag bag


8:00 Registration, Continental Breakfast and Networking
9:00 Introduction and Housekeeping

Thomas Brown, Arizona Correctional Industries

9:05 Opening Remarks

Tim Roemer, Deputy Director of the Department of Homeland Security and Public Safety Policy Advisor to Governor Ducey

9:20 Arizona Correctional Industries

Brian Radecki, CEO

9:30 Career and Technical Education

Mark Jones, Education Administrator, Arizona Department of Corrections

9:40 Arizona Career Readiness Credential

Trevor Stokes, Workforce Program Manager, Arizona Office of Economic Opportunity

9:50 Reentry Partnerships and Second Chances

Karen Hellman, Division Director Inmate Programs and Reentry, Arizona Department of Corrections

10:00 Reentry Incentives for Employers

Michael Wisehart, Assistant Director, Division of Employment and Rehabilitation Services, Arizona Department of Economic Security

10:10 Employer Panel

Hickman’s Family Farms, Televerde, Trapp Technology, American West Pallets, Home Builders Association of Central Arizona

10:55 Formerly Incarcerated as Employees: What the Research Says

Dr. Kevin Wright, Director of Center for Correctional Solutions and Associate Professor at School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Arizona State University

11:05 Returning Citizen Success Stories

Stephanie Ray, Toni Guana, Justin Benjamin, Korbi Johnston

11:30 Closing Remarks

Sandra Watson, President and CEO, Arizona Commerce Authority

11:40 Close Forum

For more information and questions call 602-771-0777 or send an email to