Kathy Gundlach with the Washington State Department of Corrections/Reentry Division and Cheryl Martin, with Girl Scouts Beyond Bar’s, will discuss programs to aide formerly incarcerated individuals enter the workforce. The state of Washington, was an early leader in establishing many innovative programs including “ban the box” private sector partnerships, and reducing unnecessary barriers to employment. Because of their proactive approach, Washington Reentry Program Specialists can provide insight to others considering and developing solutions not only in the U.S but globally. In addition to serving employers, this workshop will help workforce professionals provide services in job search preparation, career coaching, education exploration, enrollment guidance and more to assist individuals with overall re-entry from incarceration into the workforce.