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Supports Employing people in need

We know more than most what is essential —access to safe housing, community, and employment.  Housing keeps people out of jail the first year after release. Employment can keep them out of prison for many years beyond.

This is the cycle of recidivism: When someone has a conviction history, their job application is met

with greater scrutiny and bias. They’re less likely to have employment. Lacking employment, they can be pushed to commit or recommit offenses out of necessity or stress.

We meet our people where they’re at. We go to the jails, prisons & recovery centers to help educate them on the resources they’ll need upon leaving their facility.


Once they are released, they come straight to us. We can offer grace and address immediate, one-time needs or work with people to create a plan.


We can simply share employment resrouces or help people become a part of our employment programs.  Learn more about our second chance employment program below.

1 in 3 Americans

have a criminal record, ranging from minor offenses to extensive conviction histories.

in lost GDP

People with
criminal convictions

barriers to employment

How the F5 Project

works with Second Chance Employers

86% of people at re-arrest did not have a job.

People lacking employment can be pushed to commit or recommit offenses out of necessity or stress. The Good News: Employment helps people exiting the jail and prison system become economically stable, and it dramatically reduces their likelihood to return to the system. As a hiring manager, business leader, or HR leader, this is where you can make an impact and help break the cycle of recidivism. Second Chance Employers that F5 have found to have a good culture and really believe in second chances

Fair Chance Hiring

Rebuilds Communitites

The benefits of being a fair chance employer are extraordinary and world-changing.

Rebuild your community Reduce bias in the hiring process

Improve ROI by lowering the barrier, not the bar Decrease recidivism rates


1) Find hard-working, reliable help, available fast. (We provide reliable transporation for F5 members. 2) Experience virtually no Liability for upon initial hire. 3) Don’t sign any long term committments or contracts. 4) Employees have reliable transportation to and from work as well as other support to help them navigate employment. 5) Employees have stable and safe housing as well as recovery resources should the participant need it. 6) Disocver the opportunity for a long-term, dedicated employee, IF desired.

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B E C O M E:

An F5 Second Chance Employment Partner

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Let’s have a conversation about what it might look like to have F5 program participants help you do your company’s work. They’re strong, smart, determined and willing.

Moving Forward

If at the end of the period of our agreement your company wishes to employ a participant full-time, you’re welcome to move forward with that. Otherwise part-time, temporary or terminiation of employment options  are all available to you.

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Next Steps

Once you decide this is a good fit we can get you employees to help with business operations immediately. We’ll be in touch with participants and you every step of the way.

Become an Employment partner 

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Let’s discuss what becoming an F5 Employment Partner might look like at your organization.