“...they just have a history of being treated as a number. And when you treat somebody as a number, you don't really listen or you don't really give the type of quantifying time that that individual needs for whatever it is that they're facing.”
Following incarceration, black men who are seeking employment are met by several challenges that are detrimental to their success and increase recidivism. However, there are best practices that can be taken to ensure successful integration.This podcast focuses on the challenges that black men often face when reintegrating into the workforce following incarceration and what we can do to help.
Mr. Jean-Baptiste graduated from Manhattan College with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Sociology. He spent the first half of his career doing direct care work at YAI (Young Adult Institute) assisting individuals with disabilities with daily living exercises. Followed by working for MHN (Management and Health Network) providing mental health insurance and EAP (Employee Assistance Programs) benefits. For the last decade Mr. Jean-Baptiste has worked for the City of New York holding various compliance and oversight management positions. Currently he is a Quality Assurance Manager ensuring that identified quality control policies are being met.
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