City DOC offers discussion, job fair for the formerly incarcerated

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New York City's Department of Corrections and city officials continued initiatives to help people get back on their feet after serving time in jail with a job fair and panel Monday.

Several city agencies, nonprofits and the DOC hosted the panel to discuss recidivism, focusing on giving people a second chance.

Attendees, some of whom are on parole, had the chance to ask questions related to housing, counseling, job assistance and legal support.

Over the last four years, the city has partnered with businesses to help nearly 10,000 people get job training and certifications after being incarcerated.

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