Commitment to Action

Taking the Civic Justice Corps to Scale

Commitment by

The Corps Network

In 2011, The Corps Network (TCN) committed to increasing employment in Service and Conservation Corps, specifically the Civic Justice Corps (CJC), by 1500 in two years. Formerly incarcerated and court involved youth (ages 16-24) will be engaged in CJC, where they will receive 6 months of intensive training and then will be placed in full time employment or post-secondary education. Intensive support, services and educational opportunities based on individually designed plans will continue over an 18 month period. CJC will allow these individuals to become leaders and problem solvers, while also reengaging in education and developing the life and work skills necessary for employment and postsecondary success. Furthermore, this service corps experience will reduce recidivism (prevailing rate 50-70%) to 10 - 15% as documented in its initial pilot.





Taking the Civic Justice Corps to Scale



Est. Duration

1 year

Estimated Total Value



Northern America


United States

Commitment by

The Corps Network

Partner(s) of the Commitment Maker(s)

U.S. Department of the Interior, Corporation for National and Community Service, National Association of Workforce Boards, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Open Society Institute