The IAS Module helped participants who had been recently released from incarceration anticipate and prepare for setbacks they might face in the labor market to improve short-term employment outcomes.
Program facilitators and participants met for a single, one-on-one session to predict challenges participants might face in their job searches and in the workplace. They then developed strategies to overcome these challenges. Facilitators delivered the IAS Module for one hour using two handouts. Eligible participants were recruited from three employment services agencies, had recently been released from jail or prison, did not have a job offer or significant employment, and were English speaking. The program took place in Arlington County, VA; Washington, DC; and Baltimore, MD.