This website helps people with criminal convictions and soon-to-be-released incarcerated persons find career planning, training, and job search information.
Minnesota State Career Planning for People with a Criminal Conviction was created for use on a secured computer system within Minnesota Department of Corrections facilities. The goal was to create a "website" with comprehensive career information for those who do not have access to the Internet. All content on that "closed website" is mirrored on the live site, hosted by Minnesota State Colleges and Universities.
This website was produced under the name "STEP AHEAD" with funding from the DOC Transition Coalition team and Goodwill/Easter Seals of Minnesota's Prisoner Re-Entry Initiative. It is currently sponsored by Minnesota State Colleges and Universities.
The STEP AHEAD website was updated in 2019. The name was changed to Career Planning for People with a Criminal Conviction.
Special thanks to the partners who participated in the content advisory team and provided help with these updates:
Career Planning for People with a Criminal Conviction was produced with funding from the DOC Transition Coalition team and Goodwill/Easter Seals of Minnesota’s Prisoner Re-Entry Initiative.
The creation of this workbook was originally funded by the Minnesota Career and Technical Education unit funded by the Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act of 2006.
The website is currently sponsored by Minnesota State Workforce Development.