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Thursday, March 23, 2017

Expungement may help felons get jobs

Expungement may help felons get jobs



Expungement may help felons get jobs

Christie: Let's expunge ex-cons' criminal records

Hello,

I am on probation for misusing my expense account and accepted a plea bargain that gave me a Suspended Imposition of Sentence for : Felony Theft Class B. This SIS technically is not a conviction. However, it comes up in background checks and I can't pass the check. Consequently, I can't get a second chance.



Most of the programs that I find are not for people on probation. Do you have any suggestions? I have a degree and 7 years of high level medical sales experience ranging from medical devices to pharmaceuticals?

Thanks for your help.



 Expungement may help felons get jobs





Expungement may help felons get jobs
Your conviction is probably dependent on the completion of the terms of your deferment. Once the terms are completed, the original charges will be dropped. When this is done, you should try to get the charges expunged. I'm not sure how expungement works in your state. In most cases it means having the charges hidden from public view.  The charges will always be visible however to law enforcement, the court system and any government agency.  You should get legal help getting this done.

There are attorneys that make their livings getting expungements done for their clients.  You may be able to get help from your local legal aid office.    If expungement is an option for you, legal aid may offer low-cost or no-cost assistance with this process.  You can find your local legal aid office in your telephone directory or by contacting your state's bar association.

I hope this helps.


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Expungement may help felons get jobs

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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Felon wants to expunge federal and state convictions

Felon wants to expunge federal and state convictions


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The Job Market is Cold Blooded out here. I need help I have lost my Job, my Apartment. When people know that you have a record they will not respect you as a working class person. I was fired so a Chef could get my job. I had been there almost one month. I told the Chef about my record he was like can you pass a Drug test I was sure. I passed. I told him my charge was over 20 years old he was like don't worry about that. The Sous Chef wanted my job for his friend so he had the Chef's boss do a background check and the fired me saying I was not doing my job. Two months later I run into a old co - worker they said I was fired because of my record. It's hard out here.




Felon wants to expunge federal and state convictions



I have good news and bad news. You may have a possibility of having your state record expunged. Often ex-offender and felon job searches begin with some legal assistance. Check with your local legal aid office to see if you are eligible in your state. There you can get the best information on the expungement process as it relates to your state. If possible, you may also get help getting that done there. As far as your federal charges, there is no such thing as the expungement of federal records. You may apply for a federal pardon, but they are rarely given.

Be tough in your job search. Apply to every restaurant you can think of. Even a blind man will hit something if he throws enough rocks.

Take a look at the video below.  You will find some possible places that ex-offenders and felons can get some job leads.

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Felon wants to expunge federal and state convictions



Felon wants to expunge federal and state convictions

Felon wants to expunge federal and state convictions

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Monday, January 23, 2017

Felon wants Job with an Airline

 Felon wants Job with an Airline

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Hello

My husband was convicted of a felony 10 yrs ago. He just recently received an associates degree as well as his FCC and A&P licenses to become an avionics technician. I have been kind of resistant towards his degree path because it seems like such a restricted field for someone with a felony. I noticed you had a couple airlines listed on your list of people who hire felons. Do you think he has a chance with these companies to become a technician? Also, do you know anything about getting felonies removed from your record?


 Felon wants Job with an Airline



We do list airline on our list of companies that hire ex-offenders and felons.  The nature of the conviction in relation to the position applied for will come into play.  My suggestion is to apply to airlines using well written cover letters introducing the prospective employee's resume and the position desired.  Hopefully one will get an interview where he can meet someone with the power to make a decision.  At sometime during this process, the issue of the criminal record will come up and can be discussed.

Felon wants Job with an AirlineAs far as having felonies removed,  many people are a little confused when it comes to this issue no one can remove a criminal conviction.  The most that one can hope for is to have it removed from public view.  Many lawyers will advertise that they can erase criminal records.  Through processes like sealing or expungement they can get them hidden, but they will always be available to the court system, law enforcement and government agencies.  My suggestion to your husband is save himself a ton of money by contacting your local legal aid office.  Legal aid offices are usually staffed with young, hungry attorneys who are willing to work hard to get things done.  Statutes governing sealing and expungement of criminal records vary from state to state.  Legal aid will be able to tell him what options he has and what the impact will be on his record.  He may qualify for free or low-cost assistance.

I hope this helps.

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Friday, December 9, 2016

Felon needs job and career direction

Felon needs job and career direction

Felon needs job and career direction
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Hello,

My name is Dominique. I'm 23 and am a convicted felon. I was charged in 07 out of prison in 08 and discharged from parole in 09... I have been clean on sober since been incarcerated. Although I don't have any drug charges that was the cause of my mishaps.

I went to a regular college for a little bit but I felt things were going too slow and I needed something to show for my age and enrolled in a Tech school for an Administrative Office Professional degree.  It's a fancy way of saying secretary. I am graduating at the end of the month and just don't feel like that will be enough for me and my life. I want to continue in business but didn't really have a kind of business in mind. I have always been interested in helping people and was looking into a mortuary science degree. It will be a few years before I can complete the prerequisites and then the program, but after that will any doors actually be open for me? I was doing some reading and it's going to be a very difficult road. I don't know what to do.

I am from California and was wondering if you knew anyone out this way I could talk to. I also read that from my discharge date I had to wait 7 years to file for a certificate of rehabilitation and then from there I can see about getting my record expunged. 7 year!? I have to wait that long to start my life and there is no guarantee. I can't afford to do that and am desperately seeking help in this matter.  Is there ANYTHING I can do?


Felon needs job and career direction


Hello Dominique,

Do not assume your record will hold you back. If you want to be a mortician, you should find out if you conviction will prohibit you being licensed. Don't assume it will.

You can more information here:

California Cemetery and Funeral Bureau

Next I suggest speaking to a legal professional about the expungement process. Many ex-offenders and felons looking for jobs seek legal assistance before starting an employment search. You can get free or nearly free assistance at you local legal aid office. You can find you nearest legal aid office ion you local phone book.

Even if being a mortician isn't in the cards for you, working in an office environment will give you experience and the opportunity to meet people and build contacts.  Who know what opportunities will open up for you


I hope this helps.

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Thursday, November 10, 2016

Felon needs a Job

Felon needs a Job
Felon needs a Job

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My husband has a felony and he is trying hard to get a job. He made some mistakes but he is sorry and he wants to work and take care of his family but it is hard because no none wants to give him a chance. What can he do? I'm afraid he is getting depressed.

Kelly,

Madison, WS






 Felon needs a Job



Hello Kelly,

Here are some suggestions for your husband.

Felon needs a Job
Often, the felon job search will begin with some legal assistance. First, talk to a lawyer about the possibility of getting his record expunged/sealed or reduced. He can contact the legal aid office in your area for help. Expungement is not a viable option for every felon, but speaking to a legal professional experienced in this field could offer assistance.

Contact the United Way agency in your area. They could put him in contact with agencies that provide services for ex-offenders and their families. They may also have contact with companies that hire felons.

He may have to take whatever job he can get to start rebuilding his experience and credibility, He may have to take a "dirty' or minimum wage job and work his way up. Fast food, manufacturing, supermarket or warehouse work may be the way to got to get back into the working world.

I suggest he look to personal contacts and friends to help him get a job,". He should contact everyone he knows to inquire about open positions.

He should look for employment with small and local companies. Local businesses may be more willing to give him a chance. Smaller companies are less apt to pay for expensive background checks and give him a chance.

If he has a parole or probation officer, he should talk to that person to see if he knows of businesses that hire felons.

Felon needs a Job
I suggest to every felon to contact the One-stop career center in their areas. One-stop Career Centers are a great place for a felon to find a lot of resources that can lead to jobs.  You can find help with putting a resume together, getting interview skills and lists of open positions in your area.  You could also get referrals to available training opportunities that could possibly lead to a new career.  See the video below:



You can find the One-stop Career nearest you at the link below:

www.servicelocator.org

I hope this helps

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Thursday, October 6, 2016

Does sealing of records help felons get jobs?

Does sealing of records help felons get jobs?

State speeds sealing of criminal records

I had a deferred sentence. After completing probation, the guilty plea was withdrawn. I then sealed the record. This was twenty years ago. I then applied for a job as a corrections officer and was denied the position because my federal background said I had this on my record. Please help. Not sure if I was denied because of the deferred judgment or because I did not disclose my sealed record.

I am confused, so let me tell you what I know about deferred sentences.



Does sealing of records help felons get jobs?





Does sealing of records help felons get jobs?
Often first time offenders, depending on the severity of the crime, are offered adjudicated sentences as a means to keep the load on the court system down. The offender is given certain terms to abide by. In most cases, when the terms are met (usually a fine and probation,) the original charges are dropped but they remain as charges not convictions. Anyone accessing your record will not see the charges. The exception is that your deferment and its terms are always visible to the court system, law enforcement and government agencies. The same applies to expungement and sealing of records. Many ex-offenders and felons looking for jobs consider expungement to help the get jobs. Expungement and sealing will only hide the record from public view but it will still be visible to the court system, law enforcement and government agencies.

I hope this gives you a better understanding.  This is not intended as legal advice just a bit of information.  To get a more definitive understanding as it relates to the statutes in your state, speak with a qualified legal professional.

I always suggest that my students contact the nearest legal aid office.  Legal aid can give you answers about expungement and/or sealing of records as it relates to your state.  Legal aid may offer low-cost or no cost assistance in getting the process done.


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Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Felon with Degree is Job Hunting

Felon with degree is job hunting


Felon with degree is job hunting
To Whom It May Concern,

I have three drug felonies; 2 for marijuana and 1 for vicodin. I graduate in 2 months with bachelors in business management from The University of Texas. I start MBA program in September. Ive been filling out app's like crazy and sending out my resume all over the country, but I get no responses at all. The only interview Ive had was at TacoBell for a GM position, but they told me my background prohibited me from being employed at their company. TacoBell!! That scares me; the fact that TacoBell turned me down. I have spent a fortune on this education and I am worried that it was all for nothing. Any help or advice you could give would be helpful.

Thanks,

Jon


 Felon with degree is job hunting



Hello Jon,

Don't blame your lack of responses on your criminal history. This is a tough time for anyone looking for a job let alone a felon.

Blindly sending out unsolicited resumes is a tough way to get noticed. Do a little homework and find specific people to send your application letters to.  Sending resumes with well written cover letters is a great way for ex-offenders and felons to possibly avoid the "Have you ever been convicted......" question, this method works a lot better when they are directed to a specific person.  You may have to do a bit of fact finding to locate the person in each company who is in charge of hiring.

There is a link below. It is a list of companies that have been known to hire people with criminal records:

Often ex-offender and felon job searches begin with some legal assistance. I suggest contacting the legal aid office in your area to see if expungement is an option in your state. If so, you may be able to get low-cost or no-cost help with the process.

Being a college graduate myself, I know the time, effort and other sacrifices you have made to get your degree. I also know that often it may be a while until you are able to get a position you feel is worthy of your education. Sometime when we want more, we have to pay some dues. Be prepared to humble yourself for future rewards.

Be patient and work hard.

Eric

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Friday, July 29, 2016

Ex-offenders, Felons, Expungement and Jobs

Ex-offenders, Felons, Expungement and Jobs


Ex-offenders, Felons, Expungement and Jobs
I get a lot of questions from ex-offenders and felons regarding expungement.  It is a common belief that getting an expungement is the answer to their employment woes.  Some believe that if they can only get one, they can have their criminal record erased and they can get jobs to move on with their
Ex-offenders, Felons, Expungement and Jobs lives.  There are lawyers who make lots of money from felons and their families hoping to have some miracle worked and their records will gone forever.  Since most employers do background checks, having a clean record will make getting a job easier.  Having certain convictions on your record may be the difference between getting hired for a job or not.  Lets explore some common myths and uncover the facts about expungement.


Myth #1:  Criminal Records are Automatically Erased After a Certain Number of Years


I am not aware of any state that erases records after automatically.  In fact no records are ever removed, they may be made inaccessible to the public.  There must be legal action taken if there any sealing of records.  There is an application process that completed for any type of action to be considered.  Nothing happens automatically.

Myth #2:  Any Records can be Expunged


Expungement is a legal process that not available in all states.  These processes will vary from state to state as to which records can be sealed or expunged.  For example, in NJ where I am, only one felony can be expunged and the waiting period is ten years from the completion of the sentence.  In some states no records can expunged and in others only arrests not convictions can be sealed.

Myth #3:  An Attorney is not Needed 


Never attempt any legal procedure by yourself.  To be certain that any legal  process is done properly, You should always seek the help of a qualified  professional with experience in this field.

Myth #4:  Federal Convictions can be Expunged


Federal convictions can in no way shape or form be expunged or sealed.  The only action that can be taken is to seek a presidential pardon and very few are granted. 


Myth #5:  Expungement Erases Criminal Records


With expungement, sealing or any other process, records will never be erased or destroyed.  Even though certain records will be hidden from the public, they will always be visible to the court system, government agencies and law enforcement.



Ex-offenders, Felons, Expungement and Jobs
This a brief list of common myths associated with the the expungement or sealing of recordsBear in mind that these processes are not available in every state.  Every state has its own statutes regarding the treatment of criminal records.  If you are interested in finding out if you are a candidate for expungement, I suggest speaking to an attorney about availability in your state.  I also suggest that you contact your local legal aid office where you may qualify for free advice about this or even help getting it done.  Most legal aid offices are staffed by young attorneys who are anxious to help and gain valuable experience.  To find your local legal aid office, check your telephone directory or contact the bar association in your state.


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Sunday, July 12, 2015

Felon is trying hard to find jobs

 Felon is trying hard to find jobs



 Felon is trying hard to find jobs
Hello, my name is Kevin.  I live in New Jersey.  I've had a few drug charges in my past.  I was put on pre-trial intervention. in 2006 for possession of magic mushrooms, but towards the end of my P.T.I. I messed up again and got caught with possession of heroin (felony) in 2008.  I regret a lot of the things that I've done in my past, but people make mistakes, and I'm trying to change my life around.  People do change.  It's hard to get away from the past when it keeps coming up and haunting your future.

I've been off of probation for about 2 years, but I can't seem to land a job.  Every company I interview for asks about my criminal background, and I don't lie about it.  I thought companies like honesty.  Everyone has said they can't hire felons.  Nobody will give me a chance.  I've been on unemployment, but it's running out soon.  I don't know what to do.  If I didn't have the support of my family I don't know what I would be doing.

I've been applying to warehouse jobs, since my last job was a picker/packer at a warehouse.  I also have forklift experience, but I am not certified.  My question is how do I get a job, and down the road is it possible to get my felony charge expunged, since I have more then one charge?  Also are there any temp agencies that work to help felons get jobs?

Thank you very much.

 Felon is trying hard to find jobs



Hello Kevin,

I'm sorry you are having so much trouble.  I tell all ex-offenders and felons looking for jobs to apply for as many jobs as they feel they are qualified for.  Remember, even a blind man will hit something if he throws enough rocks.  The key is finding enough jobs to apply for.

 Felon is trying hard to find jobs
I encourage every felon to visit your local One-stop Career center.  There you will find a lot of services that can help you land a job.  Among those services are listings of open jobs in your area.  You can get one-on-one job search assistance from trained counselors.  You can find your local One-stop Career center here:

www.servicelocator.org

As we move in to the holiday season, you may find warehouse opportunities at many retail outlets like:

Target

Kohl's

Toys-R-Us


Sam's Club

Supermarkets may also hire ex-offenders and felons for their overnight crews.

Many companies hire ex-offenders and felons. I am in Southern New Jersey.  My students are often hired at Wal-mart, Home Depot and Lowe's.

 Felon is trying hard to find jobs
As far as applying for employment at temporary agencies, my students have more success with smaller independent agencies as opposed to nation-wide companies.  In most cases, the large companies have regulations from their corporate offices that prohibit the hiring of ex-offenders and felons.  Independent agencies are free to hire anyone they feel would be a good employee.

Unfortunately the state of New Jersey only allows one felony expungement which one cannot even apply for until ten years has passed from the date of the completion of the sentence.

I hope this helps.




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Wednesday, July 1, 2015

How can a felon get an expungement

How can a Felon get an Expungement


How can a Felon get an Expungement
I have a friend who has two felonies on his record. Some kind of drug charge and gun violation. He was incarcerated from 1992-1997. He has worked at Mc Donalds, the cell phone companies MCI and Sprint since he got out of prison. He was laid off from MCI. It has been really hard for him to find a job. MCI was a good job for him. He moved up to supervisor. Is there anyway that he can have his record expunged? Been out of prison 15 years. Please help

How can a Felon get an Expungement


Expungement is legal process that allows a criminal record to be essentially hidden from public view.  The record does not disappear, it is just hidden.  It will always be visible to the court system, law enforcement and government agencies.  Many ex-offenders and felons looking for jobs have benefited by utilizing the expungement process.

How can a Felon get an Expungement
The statutes governing expungement varies from state to state and is not available in all states.  Your friend should seek legal counsel first to see if it a viable option for him and also to petition the court if it is an option.  Attorneys get mad at me sometimes because some of them make a lot of money with the expungement of criminal records.  I would find the nearest legal aid office for assistance.  You may qualify for low-cost or even free assistance with this process.

I hope this helps.


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Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Felon wants job as a nurse

Felon wants job as a nurse


Felon wants job as a nurse
I'm a convicted felon who is trying to become a Registered Nurse. I have a 1st degree felony drug charge for Possession of Controlled Substance from May 2000 - ten years ago! I finally got accepted into a nursing program after being rejected from another and thought I have over come all the hurdles. Now the school has just informed me that I may not be able to get into their school after all because the hospitals where I have to do clinicals may not allow felons.... Do you have any advice? Would some kind of bond maybe help my situation as far as the hospitals go?

Thanks for your help,

Melody



 Felon wants job as a nurse



Hello Melody,

Jobs for felons in the medical field depends on the conviction. Drug charges almost always prohibits one from working in hospitals. Your only hope may be to have your conviction sealed. The only problem with that is, even with an expungement or sealing, your conviction will always be visible to law enforcement, the court system and government agencies which will present a problem being licensed.

Often ex-offender and felon job searches begin with legal assistance. I suggest contacting your local legal aid office to see if sealing of your record or expungement is an option for you.  Expungement/Sealing of records are legal processes tha one should never attempt without legal guidance.  The legal aid office may offer low cost or even free assistance with these processes.

Best of luck to you.

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Saturday, May 30, 2015

Expungement may help felons get Jobs

 Expungement may help felons get jobs

Expungement may help felons get Jobs
I have a 5 1/2 year old felony for selling marijuana. I had no jail time. I will complete a bachelors degree this summer in Human services. I would like to work as a case manager. I applied for a non paid internship as part of my school requirements and was turned down flat. I am freaked out. I have supported myself in the past 5 years by bartending and working for a family member. I have never worked manual labor and have no particular skills in that area. I am very computer proficient and had been thinking about getting a masters in social work. But now I am wondering if I have wasted all of my efforts by going to college when I can't even work as a free intern. Also...what is "expungement" and how do you look into it? Thank you for any advice.


Expungement may help felons get Jobs



Hello,

First of all, getting a degree is by no means a waste of time. You are in a much better position than most ex-offenders and felons looking for jobs. I always suggest applying for jobs by sending resumes with well written cover letters. Often this may help to get around the application process.

Expungement may help felons get Jobs
Expungement may be a good option for you depending on your state. Expungement amounts to a court order effectively sealing a court proceeding and its affects from public view. This would appear that your conviction does not exist. It does, but will only be visible to the court system, law enforcement and government agencies. Often ex-offender and felon job searches begin with some legal assistance. Contact your local legal aid office to inquire if expungement is an option for you. Legal aid offices often provide low-cost or even no-cost assistance.

I hope this helps.

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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Hoping to help boyfriend and other felons get jobs

Hoping to help boyfriend and other felons get jobs


Hoping to help boyfriend and other felons get jobs
Hello Eric,

First and foremost, I want to thank you for taking your time to both run your very informational blog as well as to view my e-mail. Secondly, I apologize in advance for the multiple questions that I am asking. Now, for some insight...I met my boyfriend two years ago, just before he was going to jail in MD for a violation of probation. He also confided in me from the start that he was facing seven felony charges in PA. Caring deeply for him, I agreed that so long as he was a changed man and did not participate in the activity that landed him in trouble in the first place from there on out, that I would stay with him. I waited for him while he served his violation of probation sentence, and ever since a little over a year ago, we have been in a serious, committed relationship. He has been sober ever since we met...and you can ask anyone, his friends, family, teachers, old co-workers...he has certainly changed, for the better.

Of course, our lives together have been a roller coaster. His charges from PA loomed for the first nine or so months of our relationship. Every court date, I did not know if he was returning to jail, and if I would be left waiting again. In the meantime, he did everything that he needed to. He voluntarily participated in rehab, did volunteer work at a local non-profit organization, and stayed sober. When his sentencing date came around, the judge recognized all of his hard work and let him off with six years of probation instead of the two years in jail that he had agreed to in the plea agreement. Even his lawyer was shocked, and shook his head when my boyfriend thanked him, before saying, "I did nothing. You did all of the work." The downside was that he officially became a convicted felon, instead of having pending felonies. Thankfully, they were dropped from seven to three.

This was very exciting news, of course. Even more so exciting was that a couple of hours after we got home, he received a phone call for an interview. By the next week, he already had a part-time job. He held the job for a month without any problems until recently. Despite being a very hard worker and increasing sales by $5,000 single-handedly in the short amount of time that he worked there, corporate obtained his background check and the store let him go. This was very frustrating, especially seeing as when he was hired, his managers knew every single little thing on his record. He was never dishonest about anything. The local store wanted him, but corporate did not.

This leaves us in a pickle. We have bills to pay, bills that I cannot afford on my own. We realize how much of a struggle it was for the first nine months for him to even get an interview, and here he is, back at square one. Everything feels like it happened so quickly - he was given a second chance, and it was ripped away from him just as fast. He has a strong resume that we have sent to numerous employers, but he obviously cannot pass a background check. Even local laboring agencies will not accept people with so much as a misdemeanor, since they are specifically for "individuals with clean records who just cannot find jobs," as he was told on the phone. He is getting pretty discouraged...I can provide emotional support, no problem, but financially, I cannot hold us both up for too long. What would your best suggestion be? Should he even mention this latest job on his resume? He was a great worker - they just did not want him after the background check. How is he supposed to explain working for simply a month to the next person who offers him an interview?

To add to his woes and dreams getting crushed, he wants so desperately to join the Army...unfortunately, every recruiter that we have talked to laughs in his face and turns him away. One of our best friends is a Sgt. MP and he keeps giving my boyfriend hope, though that goes away when the actual recruiters say there is no chance. Considering that my boyfriend was represented by a public defender in his court case involving the felony charges, what course of action can we take? I have seen on your blog the mentioning of sending letters to lessen felonies to misdemeanors, etc to help with this problem. It is just very confusing when his public defender says that he has to wait seven years to have his felonies expunged before he can join the Army, the judge says he only needs to finish probation to join the Army, and the recruiters say no matter how old a charge is, he can never join the Army.

Being with this man whom I care so deeply for and yet feel like I can't help is a very overwhelming feeling. I have such a strong passion now to organize and rally, to contact my local government to encourage them to encourage employers to hold ex-offender friendly job fairs, etc. not just for my boyfriend, but for all reformed convicts who truly do want to change their lives. How would I go about doing that? Would a letter suffice? Who would I even write to in our local government? I want to advocate to help others get the second chances that they deserve, I just feel as though I need a bit of direction or encouragement to get me going.

Thank you so much for reading, and God bless your work and all that you do.

-Hoping to Help



Hoping to help boyfriend and other felons get jobs







Your boyfriend is lucky to have someone like you in his corner. Many ex-offenders and felons usually don't have as much support. As for listing such a short term job, I would not. It would simply raise more questions. I would apply at smaller companies that can hire at their own discretion. Your boyfriend may also consider temporary employment. Once again he may have success applying at small independent employment agencies who are free to hire anyone they please rather than national companies that have stiffer corporate hiring guidelines. Another option is contact your local United Way. The United Way financially supports social service agencies including some which help ex-offenders or may even employ them. Goodwill Industries also have programs which help and employ ex-offenders and felons.

Expungement is not an option when seeking to join the military. Expungement does not erase convictions. It makes them unavailable for view from the public. They will always be visible to law enforcement, the court system and government agencies. The Army will grant waivers for those convicted of certain felonies allowing them to join. If the recruiter tell you that you are ineligible, then you are.

In these tough economic times, there are so many unemployed people who do not have criminal backgrounds making jobs for ex-offenders and felons even more difficult. An out-of-the-box approach may be to contact elected officials in your area and ask for help. He can 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. Never ask for jobs, only suggestions. He may be surprised how well this works.


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