Read this short article for advice on how and when to bring up a criminal record to a prospective employer
Center for Employment Opportunities provides immediate, effective, and comprehensive employment services exclusively to individuals who have recently returned home from incarceration.
Established by the Legal Action Center in 2001, the National Helping Individuals with criminal records Re-enter through Employment (H.I.R.E.) Network is both a national clearinghouse for information and an advocate for policy change.
Reentering your community can be more manageable when you’re aware of the services and resources available to help. This handbook, provided by the Federal Bureau of Prisons, is designed as a step-by-step guide to help you reenter your community.
Visit this site to learn about industries that do not require background checks, how to check your records for errors, get records expunged or sealed, and other helpful advice
The Reentry Services Directory was developed by the National Reentry Resource Center (NRRC) to help individuals who have been incarcerated, and their families, find local reentry services. The NRRC has compiled a list of organizations and service providers who can address different reentry needs, including housing, employment, and family reunification.
Visit this site for information about your rights as they pertain to arrest and conviction records in various states
The U.S. Department of Labor established The Federal Bonding Program in 1966 to provide Fidelity Bonds for hard-to-place job seekers. The bonds cover the first six months of employment at no cost to the job applicant or the employer.
Consult with CSU Student Legal Services on any and all legal matters before seeking formal representation—they may be able to help!
This site answers frequently asked questions about rights of those with previous convictions, and offers state-by-state nuances to those rights
Jails to Jobs, a Section 501(c)(3) nonprofit, is an organization that gives ex-offenders the tools they need to find employment. On this website you’ll find a step-by-step plan to follow as you carry out your job search.
Privacy Rights Clearhouse, a legal nonprofit, provides this guide to background checks. This guide explains what can be covered in a background report, your rights under the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), and what you can do to prepare for a background check. It also explains your right to get a copy of a background check and what to do if your report includes inaccurate or incomplete information.