WATCH: Jefferson County Sheriff announces ‘Jobs Not Jail’ initiative

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JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ala. (WIAT) — Jefferson County Sheriff Mark Pettway unveiled details about the new initiative “Jobs Not Jail” on Monday.

Jobs Not Jail will focus on providing Jefferson County residents with the resources they need to be successful when seeking employment.

JCSO will be partnering with several community organizers for the initiative. The goal of the program is to get “people back on their feet and not commit crimes,” according to Deputy Sheriff David Agee.

Beginning on Monday, the Sheriff’s Office will visit various cities in the Job Mobile. The Job Mobile is a mobile command unit with in-person services, including resume writing, interview skills, dress for success tips, and more.

You can find more information on Jobs Not Jail by clicking here.

The full announcement can be viewed in the video player above.

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