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Richard Ruscitti

Become a Safer Employer

“Safer provides us with a solid, stable workforce of knowledgeable people.”

— Richard Ruscitti, South Chicago Dodge

Eric Zorn

Become a Safer Supporter

“Safer Foundation ... is, in a very real sense, a crime-fighting organization.”

Eric Zorn, Chicago Tribune

What We Do

We help people with criminal records become employed, law-abiding members of the community. LEARN MORE

  • Watch and Listen
    • Diane Williams receives Champion of Change Award from the White House: On Friday, August… MORE >

    • Do It Together Green Toolbox and the Green Jobs Deconstruction Training and Job… MORE >

    • Safer Foundation Wins $5M DOL Grant: "Face Forward 2" funds help train justice-involved youth for jobs; opens door to… MORE >

  • Headlines
    • 13th Annual CARRE Policy Conference: Register now for "Pushing the Boundaries to Reduce Recidivism"… MORE >

    • You're Invited to the Strengthening Families Program Orientation: Safer clients and their families are invited to join… MORE >

    • Safer Foundation CEO Dickson Appointed by Gov. Quinn to Human Services Commission : CHICAGO—Aug. 21, 2014 - Gov. Pat… MORE >

  • Reentry Resources
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    • Safer Foundation Fact SheetsMORE >

  • Public Policy
    • The Statistics: Below are data, gathered from independent sources, showing a breakdown of individuals affected by… MORE >

    • 13th Annual CARRE Policy ConferenceMORE >

    • Council of Advisors to Reduce Recidivism through Employment (CARRE): In order to make… MORE >

  • Success Stories
    • Nadeja Beasley: Nadeja Beasley had 10 long years to think about some costly choices she… MORE >

    • Jay Borchert: Jay Borchert can proudly say he’s been clean for five years. Earlier in… MORE >

    • Juan Cruz: Juan Cruz once lived the life of a gangbanger on the streets of Chicago. The… MORE >

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