Utah Department of Corrections

Finding Work in the Community

As you parole to your community, you may face a daunting challenge finding a stable job. In addition to finding a job that is a match for your skills, you may need to learn how to effectively talk about and overcome a criminal background. Correctional staff can help you overcome those obstacles.

Our AP&P agents, in collaboration with the Utah Defendant Offender Workforce Development Task Force, works with business and government partners to place offenders on a level playing field and boost odds of job success. Below are resources we offer that can help you in your efforts to find a job.

That help includes Job Readiness classes that help you pinpoint what kind of work you'd find satisfying, help you craft a resume and hone interview and job search skills, and provide tips on how to overcome job barriers. Check with the AP&P office in your region for details (see below).

This link will take you to a video produced by students at Utah Valley University about the UDOWD effort.

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Offender Employment Workshops

• Cache, Davis, Tooele and Weber Counties
Contact persons:  Bryce Mower, 801-497-6119

                             Bob Eckman, 801-589-3117

1st Thursday each month 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Cottages of Hope (2724 Washington Blvd, Ogden)

2nd Monday each month 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Farmington AP&P office (883 W. 100 North)

3rd Wednesday each month 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Ogden AP&P office (2540 Washington Blvd., 5th floor)


Logan AP&P: Call Bob Eckman (801-589-3117) for availability


Tooele AP&P: Call Bob Eckman (801-589-3117) for availability


Salt Lake & Summit Counties

Contact persons: Valarie Cassity, 801-608-6042
                             Charles Ovalle, 801-633-9349

Every Thursday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Salt Lake AP&P office  

(2380 West 3500 South, West Valley City)


Utah & Wasatch Counties

Contact person: Damon Parcell, 801-502-9934

Every 2nd & 4th Tuesday (excluding holidays) 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Provo AP&P office (150 E. Center Street)