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Restoring Neighborhoods Workforce initiative

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The Cook County Sheriff's Restoring Neighborhoods Workforce initiative (RENEW) addresses two pressing challenges that undermine communities and threaten public safety: recidivism and blight.

RENEW’s signature program trains inmates in deconstruction techniques using curriculum developed by the Building Materials Reuse Association. Participants also receive an OSHA 10 work site safety certification. Participants work on crews deconstructing abandoned and vacant houses that plague distressed communities across the county – communities that can’t afford to demolish the homes without such help. Through this, inmates give back to the community and develop skills that are marketable to employers while neighborhoods see improved property values and reduced crime.

 

 

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