Studies show significant reduction in recidivism when citizens re-entering the community gain education, skills, and gainful employment. NexStep Unlocked is aimed at helping Kansans exiting the system successfully maintain their freedom. This program utilizes NexStep Alliance, a partnership of Goodwill Industries of Kansas and WSU Tech, an accredited adult education program allowing qualified participants the opportunity to study a technical career and earn their high school diploma upon completion. With guidance, they will move into an in-demand career to support their goals and family.
Individuals on probation/parole may apply to the program through their probation/parole officer.
How Unlocked Helps
Employment reduces recidivism by another 13.2%
Reduce recidivism through structured and supported education & training