Overcoming Barriers for People with Criminal Records

  • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • By: Legal Action Center
  • Source: Reentry Net > Reentry Resource Center - New York

combination of factors including laws, stigma, and fear of liability make it extremely challenging for individuals with criminal records to find employment and housing. This 2-hour training explains how New Yorkers with criminal records can improve their chances of finding employment and housing despite the barriers having a criminal record might pose.

As a result of this training, participants will be able to:

Describe the laws that prohibit employment discrimination based on a criminal record;
Describe the laws and policies governing the admission of people with criminal records into publicly funded housing;
Describe how employers and landlords obtain criminal record information;
Describe how to get and correct errors on rap sheets (criminal history information);
Describe basic facts about Certificates of Relief from Disabilities and Good Conduct;
Advise clients how to address a criminal record when filling out job or housing applications; and
Identify useful resources to help clients overcome criminal record-related job and housing discrimination.
Audience: Health and social service providers working with HIV-positive individuals who have criminal records - especially those seeing employment.

Please register here