The NOW Program is funded by the Santa Clara County Office of Reentry and the California Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections. This program exclusively serves the re-entry population and is designed to reduce recidivism and alleviate the burden on Santa Clara County’s jails and court systems.
Upon enrolling into the NOW Program, participants are placed into 90 days of part-time employment here at Goodwill of Silicon Valley, learning the workplace skills needed to maintain long term employment. All job seekers attend job readiness workshops, Moral Reconation Therapy and are partnered with dedicated staff to develop an individualized plan for navigating from the criminal justice system and into a stable life.
In the 6 years since we launched, the program has successfully placed 70% of participants into full-time employment. Thus accomplishing our overall goal of reducing recidivism and providing an avenue to a promising life for every successful program graduate.