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Monday, October 30, 2017

Lady Felon Searching for a Job

Lady Felon Searching for a Job

 


Lady Felon Searching for a Job
Hi,

My name is Anita, I was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in February of 2003, It was a death by motor vehicle, and there were no drugs or alcohol that contributed to the accident. I received a three years probation, the accident actually occurred on October 2001, I just had to wait for a court date because it was tried by a jury.



On April 2005, I was charged with a misdemeanor for which I received a 1 year probation or until my fines were paid. I received unemployment from the job because they found that I wasn't responsible for the money being missing. I just was too afraid to take it to court because I was afraid of the outcome. My lawyer told me to plead no contest, I didn't want to but I didn't have the $5000.00 it would cost for a proper defense.
Lady Felon Searching for a JobAnyway, I was working for Moore County Schools, and I disclosed my criminal record before I was hired, but they can't find the application. I hadn't been convicted at the time I had started substituting for the school, and at that time it wasn't required unless you have been convicted. However, when I was asked to take on a Teacher's Assistant position in 2004, I had been convicted, and I filled out the criminal record part on the computer at the school. I thought that I was not going to be able to get the job because of my record. To make a long story short, someone called a T.V. station and told them that I had a criminal record. I was then asked to resign from my position.

Right now I have been unable to get a job, and I thought since the involuntary manslaughter charge was an accident that it didn't matter, and the misdemeanor charge wouldn't have any bearing on my job because I didn't work with money. I never got reprimanded for my work performance, and in fact I received great evaluations. I tried to go to a place that helped people with records get a job, but it was limited to those that actually went to prison, or those that had a drug problem. Is there any organizations out there that could help me find a job?




Lady Felon Searching for a Job




Hello Anita,

I'm sorry your situation is causing you so much stress. As I often suggest to certain people who want to work in schools, try private or charter schools whose hiring practices are more liberal than public school systems.

Often ex-offender and felon job searches require some help from an attorney. Contact your local legal aid
office to seek assistance in getting your criminal record sealed or expunged since they are non-violent offenses. I should make getting a job easier.

I also suggest applying for temporary jobs. Often if temporary employees are good, they are hired on a permanent basis. When applying for temporary employment, it is better to apply at small independent agencies rather than larger national companies. Smaller agencies are free to hire anyone they choose. You do have marketable skills, so you are in a better position than most ex-offenders and felons job 
searching.


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Lady Felon Searching for a Job

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Felon is having a tough time finding a job

Felon is having a tough time finding a job 

 

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Hello,

I found your website very informative and would like to convey my story to you. I met Kurt in 2004 and we fell in love and have been living together ever since. His story began in 1978 when he held up several hotels. He served time and was paroled in 1984. He did another holdup in 1984 and served a total of 8 years for all his crimes. His most recent offense was an assault charge in 2005. That charge stemmed from my ex stalking me and threatening me with a gun. Kurt went to jail, not the gun carrying stalker. Go figure. He cannot find a job to save his life. All he wants to do is work. He's tried Goodwill. Here in Fort Worth, the job that they told him to come in for wanted a clean criminal background.

He most recently was washing cars for a valet service at DFW airport. As soon as the background report came back, he was let go.

He is one of the most intelligent and kind men I have ever met. His prospects are very limited at this time and he feels totally worthless. He has excellent computer and phone skills and has proved that when he worked with me in the oil and gas industry several years ago being a landman.

He has signed up with any and all temporary firms that are out there and they tell him that they cannot place him because of his background. He has been through Texas Workforce Commission and they are totally useless.

With kind regards,

Gwyn


 Felon is having a tough time finding a job




Hello Gwyn,

Kurt has some serious convictions to work with, armed robbery and aggravated assault. I have worked with tougher cases. He may have the best chance at employment applying for jobs that don't have much contact with others or valuables. As I always suggest for felons with similar offenses, warehouse or factory work may offer the best opportunities.

I wish there was a simple solution but there is not.  Whenever he gets an interview, he can tell the prospective employer that he can be bonded.  See the video below about The Federal Bonding Program.  Often ex-offenders and felons stand a better chance of getting hired by employers if they are bondable.






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Monday, August 7, 2017

Can a Convicted Felon get a Job as a Nurse?

Can a Convicted Felon get a Job as a Nurse?
Can a Convicted Felon get a Job as a Nurse?
I am a convicted felon with a civil rights violation. (I used to be a police officer) I have not been able to find a job and I am assuming it is because of my felony. I am planning on going back to school and wanted to become a registered nurse. I have heard conflicting info about a felon getting a nursing license. I have been told by two states board of nursing that I would have to graduate from nursing school before they would hear my case. That doesn't make any sense to me. Why would I want to pay my way through nursing school if there was a chance I couldn't get a license? I need to find out what type of licenses a felon can successfully obtain and what companies hire felons in the mean time. Any information will be helpful.

Thank You,

Jenn

Can a Convicted Felon get a Job as a Nurse?


Hello Jenn,

I'm sorry you are having so much trouble getting definitive information. The certification processes will vary from state to state. A felon may be eligible in one state and not another. Many states have on-line overviews of licensing procedures as they relate to various professions.

My next suggestion is to get some legal assistance in finding out about the licensing of felons in your state. You may be able to get low-cost or even no cost assistance at your local legal aid office.



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Thursday, July 6, 2017

Felon wants jobs and an education

Felon wants jobs and an education

All colleges should remove this barrier


I moved back to New Jersey 6 months ago after living in BEAUTIFUL Oregon for 9 years. I haven't gotten a job yet. I have 2 felonies that are drug related. I also want to go to school to become a Certified Public Accountant and I am wondering if I am able to get financial aid?

If you have answers for me, I am anxious to here.

Thanks,

Pam

Felon wants jobs and an education


Hello Pam,

I have many students who are felons have gone on to academic careers. Regarding receiving federal financial aid for college, I know of felons and ex-offenders who were able to obtain grants and loans for education and subsequently jobs. Unfortunately not everyone convicted of a felony is eligible. Certain drug convictions require that you complete an accepted drug rehabilitation program in order to be eligible for federal financial aid.

Felon wants jobs and an education
I suggest you contact the financial aid office of the school you wish to attend. The school wants you as a student and will do everything they can to assist you. They will also help you complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid.)

You can get get the more information as well as a down loadable FAFSA here:


http://www.fafsa.ed.gov

There also may be financial aid available from your state.

I hope this helps.
 

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Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Felon with experience needs a Job

Felon with experience needs a Job

Are employers finally giving felons a second chance?
I'm a felon, convicted of mortgage fraud in 2005. My charge stems from a 1998 business deal and resulted in 5 years probation. I've accepted my situation and remained gainfully employed through my small business until 2009. Now, small business owners are subject to background checks before being awarded government contract. All small business certifications require background checks on the owner before the certification is granted.

Needless to say, my contracting career is over even though I have 13 years of outstanding references from government agencies. Every contact I have will say their hands are tied when it comes to hiring a company whose owner has a felony conviction. I had to shut down my business (53 employees) and look for work. I hold a master of science in technology management and a master of business administration and I have over 20 years of IT experience.

I have been looking for a job since February 2009. After posting my resume online, I get 4 to 5 responses a week. I disclose my situation during the telephone interview and it goes not further. Most companies will say it's their policy not to hire anyone with a felony conviction. Unfortunately, in the Washington DC area, every job now requires a background check - even McDonalds.

 
After much research, I found the Second Chance Act of 2007. The Second Chance Act is designed to improve outcomes for felons returning to communities from prisons and jails via employment assistance, housing, mentoring, etc. Well, the Second Chance Act does not apply to felons that received probation. As a felon that has paid my debt, improved myself through education, and function as a law abiding citizen, I am not given a second chance. I currently receive unemployment compensation, which is 1/3 of what I need to cover mortgage, electricity, water, phone and food. I am absolutely one step from homeless and hungry (with 2 masters degrees). Any suggestions? 

Regards,

Homeless in D.C.



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Hello Homeless,

Ex-offenders and felons with skills and experience are in far better shape than those without. You simply have to be more creative about how to employ your skills.

Firstly, I suggest contacting smaller independent IT contractors. You could subcontract through them and not be subject to the same scrutiny as primary contractors. Get the telephone book and get to work. There has to be at least a few that could have a job for you.


Companies are given a $2400 tax credit for hiring felons and there is a Federal Bonding Program for at-risk (felon) employees.  See the link below for information about the Work Opportunity Tax Credit

WOTC


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Secondly, I suggest considering starting a small business setting up home computers and networks. In this day and age, people buy computers (often more than one,) but don't how to set them up or connect them to each other. you could start with just a few flyers. Just a 

suggestion.




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Thursday, May 11, 2017

Felon may need legal help to get a job

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 Felons Wanting to Start Over Struggle to Re-Enter Society
I am currently seeking my Bachelors and soon to be my Masters in the Field of Psychology. I was hoping to become a Clinical Psychologist however I was wondering if there are any laws that prohibit a felon that was convicted of a Violent crime (Vehicular Homicide Disregard to the safety of others) from working in this field. If I can not do Clinical Psychology is there a possibility in the Research side of Psychology. I am currently living out of the country but hope to be moving back with my husband as I begin my masters in 2011. I know that Medical field is generally out for violent criminals but it has been 7 years since I was convicted and 5 years since I finished all my Probation and jail time. Do I have any hope of finding a position in Clinical Psychology in the United States or should I focus on Research Psychology...?


Felon may need legal help to get a job



Hello,

Obtaining a job in your field depends on whether you can be licensed or certified. I suggest you contact the licensing board in your state to see if your conviction will be an obstacle.

Felon may need legal help to get a job
Often ex-offenders and felons need a little legal assistance in their search for jobs. I have had students with Vehicular Homicide convictions downgraded to Aggravated Assault which is a lot easier to work with. Contact an attorney to see if this is an option in your state.

I hope this helps.




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Monday, May 8, 2017

Felon with college education needs a job

Felon with college education needs a job


Felon with college education needs a job

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My husband has a felony, the charge is lewd and liscivious. It was an incident that happened about 6 years ago before we met. He had a drinking problem at the time and has not drank any alcohol in the past 5 years. After serving 7 months in prison for this crime he got out and went back to school. He started at a community college and went on to be accepted to the Kansas University school of business and graduated with a degree in accounting with distinction which is no small feat! He graduated in December of 09 and has since been unable to find a job in his field. He has had one offer that was later taken back after seeing his charge on paper and several interviews for jobs where I know he would have got them if it weren't for this charge. We tried to get it expunged but were unsuccessful. The judge did say we should try again later as he wasn't saying no forever. My husband is becoming increasingly disappointed and losing hope. He is a great, intelligent and changed man.

What more can we do?


Felon with college education needs a job



My suggestion is to apply for jobs by letter of application. By applying for jobs this way often allows ex-offenders and felons to get around the application process and never have to mention that he has a criminal record.

Felon with college education needs a jobI suggest getting help in his job search from powerful and influential people. Contact elected officials in your area and ask for help. He should express his desire to be employed and once again become a productive member of society. Elected officials have staff members that answer letters and respond to inquiries from citizens. Officials that could offer assistance are: Mayors, Council Members, Commissioners, Aldermen, Board Members, Assemblymen, and Judges.

Sometime getting jobs as ex-offenders and felons takes a little creativity,

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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Felon wants job as firefighter

Felon wants job as firefighter

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Hello,

I came across your website and I need some guidance for my boyfriend. He has a felony he got when he was 17 for a drug charge. He completed his time and now hes 25 years and has been doing great. He's a car salesman but he works a lot and we have a little boy with whom he wants to spend more time with. He would love to be a firefighter. Or something of the sort... I know his felony stops him from doing a lot but he really has changed. We live in Texas? Do have any suggestions or know anyone we can speak to? We just need to figure out where to start.

Diana,


Felon wants job as firefighter

Hello Diana,

Your boyfriend has a job so he is ahead of the game.  The best time to find a job is when you already have one.

I do know of ex-offenders and felons who have gotten jobs as firefighters. The decision to hire individuals rest upon the respective municipalities. I suggest your boyfriend inquire with the jurisdiction he wishes to serve in as to his eligibility.

Felon wants job as firefighterhe should speak to the firefighters themselves to find out how they got to where they are.  As I also suggest to ex-offenders and felons who want to work for the public is to contact elected officials and ask for information. He should express his desire to be employed and once again become a productive member of society. Elected officials have staff members that answer letters and respond to inquiries from citizens. Officials that could offer assistance are: Mayors, Council Members, Commissioners, Aldermen, Board Members, Assemblymen, and Judges. He should not ask for a job. He should only ask for suggestions about how someone like him could be a firefighter.

I hope this helps.


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Monday, April 17, 2017

Do felons list “Deferred Probation” on Job Applications?

Do felons list “Deferred Probation” on Job Applications?

I have a previous misdemeanor assault on a family member on my record. I currently on probation deferred for assault on a family member that is classifies as a felony. Do I list the felony on an application, even though I am on deferred probation? I read somewhere that the felony charge will not show up on a background check. How accurate is that? I reside in Houston, Texas. I do have an advantage, I served honorable in the military for six years. I am now in the Inactive Ready Reserve. My obligation will end in two years. I need advice on what to put on an application. How do I explain myself while in an interview?

Thank you,

Ramiro


 Do felons list “Deferred Probation” on Job Applications?




Hello Ramiro,

Your question not easily answered and I can see how that can affect a felon job search. Deferred adjudication, withheld adjudication, deferred probation all fall into the same basic category.  In most cases, adjudication is withheld pending some other action, usually successful completion of the terms. These terms are typically a fine and probation.  If you successfully complete the terms, in most cases the charges are dismissed. When you complete the terms you will be given a document declaring the charges dismissed.

Do felons list “Deferred Probation” on Job Applications?My suggestion to you is to contact the prosecutor or court officer that is assigned to to your case and inquire if the charge was indeed dismissed.  If it was dismissed, you can answer "no" to the conviction question. This is not intended as legal advice, just information.  For more detailed information as it relates to deferment in your state, you should get help from a qualified legal professional.  I suggest your local legal aid office.  You should be able to get low-cost, probably no-cost assistance.

I hope this helps.

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Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Mom of a felon wants to help him get a job

Mom of a felon wants to help him get a job

Mom of a felon wants to help him get a job

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Hi my son was charged with 5 counts of grand theft.  He happened to have drug problems.  He went through a court options program and completed.  I am in process of getting charges expunged.   In the meantime can't get job.  All places check records. He is 22 and now is very sad we put him in rehab and is drug free for 7 months now don't want this to head him back to drugs! Any suggestions?





Mom of a felon wants to help him get a job


Your son should be proud that he has the kind of family who is strong enough to exhibit the type of tough love that he needs. Many of the felons and ex-offenders I deal with do not have that type of support.

In relation to his convictions, five counts of grand theft is not the worst case I've had to deal with. He probably will not have a chance at jobs that any kind of valuables will be at risk. I suggest he try getting a job through a temporary agency. Temporary agencies are a great way to quickly get back into the working world. Many employers use agencies to try out new employees before hiring them. Good workers are hard to find. If an employer sees that he is hard working, punctual and fit in well, he may offer the job permanently. Some other advantages to using a temporary employment service:

 Mom of a felon want to help him get a job
He can try different types of work and develop new skills which can be used later.

He can make new contacts.

Build a work history.

Earn a wage until you can find permanent employment.

He probably will have better success looking for small independent agencies that have fewer hiring restrictions than larger national companies and are free to hire anyone they choose. He will be able to get a list of these agencies in your local phone directory.

He can also go to your local One-Stop Career Center.   Each state has a network of centers that offer a variety of free services that can get him ready for work and assist him in finding employment. In addition, these centers offer training programs that may prepare him for a career.

Some services available are:

Career planning and counseling (often counselors have experience in assisting ex-offenders and felons)

Resume Writing, Interviewing Skills

Computers with internet access and word processing

Daily access to thousands of job listings Job postings and referrals Printers, fax machines, phones, and copiers for job search use

You can your nearest One-Stop Career Center on the web at www.servicelocator.org I hope this helps.


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Monday, April 10, 2017

For Ex-offenders and Felons: Start a Business or Get a Job?

For Ex-offenders and Felons: Start a Business or Get a Job?
 
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I get many questions from ex-offenders and felons concerning getting jobs.  Sometimes getting jobs is not the best choice for ex-offenders and felons. Starting a business has advantages that traditional jobs do not.  You may have skills that could turn into a successful career or be the start of a great new business. Ex-offenders and felons must weigh the options to determine what is best for them.

There are pros and cons to both choices.

 

  


For Ex-offenders and Felons: Start a Business or Get a Job?



Having a Job 

Benefits - Many full-time and some part-time jobs offer company-sponsored benefits. Frequently, the combined value of these benefits is worth a third or more of the dollar figure salary. Some of these benefits include 401(k) retirement plans,  Health/Dental Care and and paid sick and vacation days.  These are very valuable reasons to have a job.

Skill Building - Most jobs are valuable opportunities to learn skills that can be used to advance at the place you are working or take advantage of opportunities later.

It Creates a Routine - Regular jobs create routines that could be valuable to ex-offenders and felons.  A regular routine makes it easier to plan one's personal life and leaves less time for the types of things that led to trouble in the past.

Steady Income - I job provides a steady income you can count on.  Over time there may be raises and opportunity for growth.

Starting a Business

Be Your Own Boss - With your own business, you are the boss.  Some people really dislike following the orders of other people. 

Unlimited Income - With a job, you are limited to your hourly wage.  Having your own business, your income is determined by your success.  Your future is in your own hands

Make Your Own Hours - Your own business would allow you to set your own hours and work whenever you wish.  You decide how much work you do, when you go to work, when you quit for the day, when you take a vacation, and how long the lunch break will be.

Personal Satisfaction - A sense of accomplishment that comes with starting and building a business from the ground up is wonderful thing. Self-employed people take pride in the services and products they offer and being able to create the living they want.

For a better understanding of what it would take and the pros and cons of business ownership, ex-offenders and felons should speak to people who have done it.  There are benefits to both working at a job and owning a business.  Find out what is best for you.

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Friday, April 7, 2017

Felons should apply for all jobs they qualify for

Felons should apply for all jobs they qualify for

Felons should apply for all jobs they qualify for

Expungement gives felons a second chance

HELP! I am a 25 year old who is a recovering addict from an auto accident which almost killed me. I am highly educated in Finance/Accounting. I worked on Wall Street and was well paid as an intern. I am now on a three year probation. I was hired at a very good company in NYC before the court recently convicted me. A background check was done at that time and all was clear since I had no convictions. I turned down the job at the time - approximately a year ago. If I were to return to that company who wanted to hire me and make my contacts, would the company once again do another criminal background check? Are there any high paying jobs online I can do from home since I am educated with degrees and talented in my field? Is my life over?

I cannot attend Law School unless these felonies are expunged which is unrealistic. I don't know where to turn, I feel hopeless, I never leave my home.

I would appreciate any help or information you can give me. Thank you, God Bless.

Heartbroken



Felons should apply for all jobs they qualify for



Hello Heartbroken,

Felons should apply for all jobs they qualify for
I suggest contacting the person you were in contact with before. As I suggest to all ex-offenders and felons looking for jobs is to apply for every job you feel you are qualified for. The worst that could happen is you could be turned down. The way I see it, you will not get a job you don't apply for.

Regarding
expungement, many ex-offenders and felons looking for jobs require legal assistance. I suggest contacting your local legal aid office. There you could get low-cost or even no cost advice to help you find out what your options are in your state.  Just as an FYI, even with an expungement, your conviction will always be visible to the court system, law enforcement and government agencies.

I hope this helps.



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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Felon with DUI needs advice about jobs

Felon with DUI needs advice about jobs

 DUI and your Job
Hello,

I was convicted of felony DUI in 2008. It cost me an excellent job at Pacific Life. I went to alcohol treatment on my own accord, 6 months prior to sentencing. December of 2008 I landed a systems tech job at First Data Corporation. I worked there for over 11 months before being downsized November 2009. FDC was aware of my record, and the downsizing had nothing to do with it, it was just a numbers game. I have been unemployed since.

I understand the market is tough, and friends and relatives who work for large companies say that employers can be extremely picky in the hiring process now. I'm running out of hope that anyone will hire me. I haven't been able to land a job at a grocery store, fast food, anything. I do a lot of online applications, and wonder if the disclosure regarding felonies automatically flags the app and disqualifies me.

The felony DUI is the only thing I have on my record. I had a couple speeding tickets in high school and college. I've never stolen anything, or assaulted anyone, or committed fraud. I don't know what to do and the situation is getting very grim. My credit is shot because of the gaps in employment, and that has to hinder my job search as well. My resume is attached, just for the heck of it. It shows that I've always been employed, for long periods of time, with some good companies. I'm currently on unemployment, which I absolutely hate having to do, and that will run out by the end of July. I have barely been able to make it, and once that runs out, it's curtains. My father suffered a heart attack a month ago, and his medical bills are piling up. I need to be able to help my family but I cannot. I'll also be in danger of losing my house. If that happens then I am done for, as my credit is so bad I won't be able to get an apartment, let alone another house.

Is there anything I can do to get past this felony and land a solid job? I've had offers to work at bars/restaurants as either a cook or door man, but cannot accept those because my probation does not allow me to go to bars or be around alcohol. Even a job at a convenience store is not possible, because I would be handling alcohol. Lawn services won't hire me because they require a clean driving record. I have a lot to offer, and am the best teammate, worker, whatever, a business could ask for. In 9 months I've had one face to face interview and 3 phone interviews, nothing worked out. I'm on Career Builder, CareerLink, and Monster, all my information is out there and I apply for jobs daily. All I need is a chance. Any information, advice, would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you,

Fred


Felon with DUI needs advice about jobs



Hello Fred,

Felon with DUI needs advice about jobs
I have a few suggestions for you. First of all I suggest that you contact an attorney. Try legal aid. You should look into perhaps having your original conviction downgraded if possible. I'm not sure what state you live in but you can also look into a Certificate of Rehabilitation. A Certificate of Rehabilitation is a court order, which declares that a person who has been convicted of a felony is rehabilitated. If a petition for a Certificate of Rehabilitation is granted, it is forwarded to the Governor by the granting court and constitutes an application for a pardon. Often a little legal assistance makes it easier for convicted felons to get jobs. 

Felon with DUI needs advice about jobsSecondly, go to your nearest One-stop Career center. There you will find a variety of service that can help you get a job including referrals for open position in your area. One-stop career centers are under-utilized resources that can really help. You can the center nearest to you here:


http://www.servicelocator.org/

Thirdly, I suggest contacting your local United Way office. United Way supports a number of social service agencies that offer assistance to ex-offenders and felons some with DUI.  A person with your education and experience may even be of service to one of the many organization it serves.

I hope this helps.

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