Merit Partners is a pre-release job training program for people incarcerated within correctional facilities with the goal of a successful return to their communities
Merit pays its inmate employees market wages to perform all aspects of running its electronic waste recycling small business.
Merit Employees get paid a Fair Market Wage. After taxes, where does the money go?
Restitution for Victims of Violent Crimes
Room and Board On Site
Family Support (if appropriate)
Savings Account in the Worker’s Name
Discretionary per the Employee
Each employee leaves with more than they came with
MERIT PARTNERS SOLUTION
Merit Partners is different, and approaches each opportunity with the hopes of changing lives and giving hope to young people by showing they are capable of creating a positive impact in the world.
- At Merit Partners, we believe in rehabilitation and instilling confidence in its employees, so when they are released, they are less likely to be incarcerated.
- The incarcerated youth who work at Merit Partners must go through an application process similar to any other job employment process. Many employees hired through Merit Partners have never held a job, so this is the first time to go through this process.
- Merit Partners pays its employees a fair market wage which then gets divided and given to victims restitution, room and board, and even a savings account.
- Merit Partners is a completely self-sustaining social enterprise without cash donations or government grants. And through Merit, corporate clients have the unique opportunity to be environmentally responsible while making a powerful change in troubled young lives.
CERTIFICATIONS & RECOGNITIONS
ABC 10 NEWS STATION RECOGNIZES MERIT PARTNERS FOR ITS WORK IN REDUCING RECIDIVISM
IN 2015, CALIFORNIA SENATOR, KAMALA HARRIS AWARDED MERIT PARTNERS A “SMART ON CRIME” AWARD FOR REDUCING RECIDIVISM!