Yvette Clausen wasn’t supposed to be here.  Sentenced to life in prison following a crime she committed at the age of 17, Clausen was granted parole following an Iowa Supreme Court case that overturned sentencing minors to life without parole.  Now, as a self-employment counselor for Iowa’s Vocational Rehabilitation, she tells us how she was able to get an education while incarcerated and how she used IowaWORKS programs helped her find a new path to a new life. 

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Featured Guest: Yvette Clausen, Self-Employment Counselor, IVRS

Hosts: Ben Oldach and Kathy Leggett

Produced by: Iowa Workforce Development Communications Bureau

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Hosted by Ben Oldach and Kathy Leggett. Produced by the Iowa Workforce Development Communications Bureau.