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Monday, August 25, 2014

Felon is looking for training and a career

Felon is looking for training and a career


Felon is looking for training and a career
Hello,

I am Allison, 29 yo, from southern CA.

My concern:

September 2011, I was charged with grand theft in the amount of $30,000 and as result I have a felony and must complete 5 years of felony probation. The actual crime occurred 8 years prior in 2003, at the age of 20. Characteristically, I don't even vaguely resemble the young person that I was then. I feel like I'm stuck working in a job that has no benefits, opportunities, or room for enhancement. I was scheduled to begin classes this year for respiratory therapy, but the board does not allow felon participants because I will not be able to obtain state certification here in CA. Furthermore, as a convicted felon, I don't meet criteria to receive federally funded financial aid to attend any 2 year college.

I make $11 an hour and can't afford to pay for classes with my limited income.. I feel like giving up because I just don't know how to turn this around. The DA is willing to reduce it to a misdemeanor in 2 years and can be expunged after the $30,000 fine has been satisfied, but realistically, that may never happen.

In the meantime, I don't know what to do. I have an 8 yo son and I want to provide him with life beyond the necessities. I just don't know how or even where to begin.

Can you help me manage my life and come up with a plan, please?


Kindly,

Allison

 

Felon is looking for training and a career



Hello Allison,

Despite what you may consider a bleak situation, you are better off than most ex-offenders and felons...you have a job. You may not qualify for federal educational funding but you may qualify for occupational training funded by your state.

As I suggest to most ex-offenders and felons looking for jobs, make a visit to your local One-stop Career Center. This is a really underutilized resource. Each state has a network of centers that provide an assortment of free services that can help you in getting a job. In addition, these centers provide a long list of services that can help people get jobs and even train them for new careers. Some services available are:

Career planning and counseling

Workshops (Resume Writing, Interviewing Skills, and related topics.)

Computers with internet access and word processing

Daily access to thousands of job listings

Job-related magazines and local newspapers

Job postings and referrals

Printers, fax machines, phones, and copiers for job search use

Each center has trained counselors that provide one-on-one assistance. Many of them have experience assisting ex-offenders and felons looking for jobs. You can find the One-stop Career Center nearest you at:

www.servicelocator.org




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Thursday, August 21, 2014

Sex Offender Seeks Construction Jobs

Sex Offender Seeks Construction Jobs


Sex Offender Seeks Construction Jobs Season's Greetings.

My fiance's ex husband is a paroled sex offender. He was released from prison more than ten years ago and my fiance divorced him but has too much compassion to turn him out on the street. He had found work in construction driving tractors and heavy equipment but all that disappeared when the recession hit. After a long stretch of unemployment he got another construction job that required heavy manual labor. His bosses knew of his crime and worked him extra hard because of that.

Despite what I have read about parole officers, the reality is that many of them don't really like their work so they play games, mostly trying to violate these men again. If the parolee is living in a good neighborhood (despite the hatred of the neighbors) the parole officer may be very jealous, which is the case with my fiance's ex. She is not there to help him in any way. That is the reality.

Meanwhile, he makes a meager income of about $800 a month, and he lives in my fiance's home taking care of their teenage son. My fiance takes contract work and travels to stay away from him. Prior to her ex husband's incarceration, he worked in the office of a major defense contracting firm and earned a very good living. But now, he is mostly a broken middle-aged man working manual labor at minimum wage.

My fiance and I would like to help him find meaningful and lucrative work. He had worked in positions that would earn upwards to $40 an hour, but no one would hire him because of his status. The guy has an impressive resume, and he's constantly worried about being violated again, or that his parole officer will go after him. We're considering to set up a LLC and make him an 1099 employee. We would handle marketing of his skills There are a number of contract web sites - Odesk.com, Textbroker.com and Elance.com where we can try to get work for him.

What are your thoughts about such an arrangement?



  Sex Offender Seeks Construction Jobs


 
I'm not sure. I suggest you get the legal angle one it. Convicted sex-offenders are subject to reporting regulations that other ex-offenders and felons don't have to deal with.

What I would suggest in the meantime is to make a list of local contractors and offer to himself out as a day laborer. There are in all probability quite a few contractors in your area looking for skilled day laborers as a way to keep their own costs down. He could get a list of contractors that have recently been issued building permits at your local municipal building. This is public record so he should have no trouble getting that information.

I hope this helps.


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Felon wants a career in Psychology or Broadcasting

Felon wants a career in Psychology or Broadcasting

 

Felon wants a career in Psychology or BroadcastingGood afternoon,

I have read your blog and have gotten a lot of great ideas to pass along to my clients. Thank you very much for that! However, I'm clueless when it comes to my partner. We have been together for 3 yrs. I knew getting into the relationship about his past, but growing up on the "other side of town", I thought once you did your probation and paid your fines you were good! How wrong was I. He has not served any prison or jail time, but does have 3 felonies for drugs and last yr was charged with felony manslaughter (grand jury turned it down...and we were told he was charged b/c the other family was pushing the DA...small town) but this is on his record as well.

So, my question to you is where do we begin. He has an interest in psychology and broadcasting but not sure if he could have a job once a degree is obtained. I know this was rambling, but I know he is at the end of his rope, and every path is a dead end.

Thank you for any information that you can share. By the way we are in N.C.

Miss K,


Felon wants a career in Psychology or Broadcasting



Hello Miss K,

I encourage all ex-offenders and felons looking for jobs to apply for anything they feel they are qualified for. Your friend is looking at a career in Psychology. The only problem I see is that there are some jobs in the psychology field that require licensing or certification.

Before he invests time in money in pursuing a degree in that field he should find out if he can be licensed in your state.

As far as a career in broadcasting, I see no reason that he cannot get hired. In that field he will be subjected to the the same factors that ex-offenders and felons in other fields have to deal with.  The good news here is that broadcasters have to report their fair hiring practices to the FCC.  Hopefully those fair hiring practices include ex-offenders and felons looking for jobs.  He will have to find an employer who will be willing to overlook his convictions. How can he do that? He will have to apply, apply and apply until he finds an employer who will work with him.

I hope this helps.

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Felon in Colorado seeks Expungement

Felon in Colorado seeks Expungement

Expungement
Hello,

I found your site looking for help with expungment. I received a first time felony, due to the fact that I was using meth. I was lost and did things that I really had desperate means to find more. I caught a charge in Colorado and did time for felony burglary 2 of building. I picked up my number and finished my time, but am finding it hard to get a job. I changed my life have a house a wonderful wife and child. I would like to know how to, if I am able to, expunge my record out of Colorado. Can it be done and if so how? I managed a tire shop out of Colorado with my felony, and now live in MN. I'm trying to obtain a job with another tire company that has a background check and would like to know how I should approach this matter could you help with this? Please let me know what steps I should take if there are any?

Thank you for your time.

Sincerely,

Anthony

Felon in Colorado seeks Expungement


Hello Anthony,

I am not a legal professional and therefore not prepared to give legal advice but my understanding is that expungement is only available in Colorado for cases that have been dismissed.

If your conviction is more than ten years old, you may apply for a pardon. Unfortunately, pardons are rare.

Ex-offenders and felons looking for jobs often require legal assistance. You may find low-cost legal help at your local legal aid office. You can find the office nearest you in you local phone directory.


I hope this helps.

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