It's very hard for many returning citizens to find employment.
CentrePeace awards a current CentrePeace trainee a 3-month position at CentrePeace upon release. This 3 month period allows them to secure living space and seek additional employment opportunities for long-term stability while earning a good wage. When released, time spent being unproductive and unfocused can be a danger to a successful reentry. The ReStart Smart position provides structure as well as assistance in other areas such as obtaining legal identification cards, food stamps, and other services the individual may have available to them.