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Pathways Program


The Pathways Program is a transitional employment program that aims to decrease participants’ involvement in the criminal justice system and improve their employment, education, and training outcomes. Individuals referred to this program are between the ages of 18-35 and have been identified as being at risk of participating in, and/or being victims of violent crime.


The Program includes an intensive, ten-week classroom-based training that focuses on life and job skills, and offers three months of subsidized employment, which helps participants gain real work experience, build positive work habits, and establish a record of employment. Throughout the program, Pathways participants are offered a host of wraparound services, including transportation benefits, nutritional services, mental health services, housing assistance referrals, clothing and/or uniform assistance, access to a variety of pro-social extracurricular activities, and more.


The Program does not have open enrollment. Individuals are referred to the program by the ONSE violence intervention initiative contractors or by government agencies.

Become an Employer Partner

Private and public-sector employer partners, who host participants for subsidized work experience, are key to the success of the Pathways program. Subsidized employment is a time-limited phase that helps participants gain real-world experience, build positive work habits, and establish a consistent record of employment. Employers can sign up to learn more about hosting a Pathways participant here.

Pathways Program Annual Report

The ONSE Pathways Annual Reports can be found below.

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