A Wisconsin organization is hoping to make joining the workforce easier for ex-convicts.

WISDOM, a prison reform group, has joined the National Ex-Offenders Re-Entry Program in an effort to get companies to eliminate criminal history questions on job applications.

The project is asking any company that does business with the federal movement to do away with questions regarding criminal history. La Crosse has already eliminated a criminal history box in applications for county jobs, but some say it shouldn’t stop there.

Father to a new baby boy Jordan Holter has worked hard to improve his life each day, but his road to happiness has been tough.

“In 2004 I started using and using heavy drugs and it went on in about a decade,” Holter said.

After going in and out of prison 19 times Holter reached out to the county.

“I asked for assistance to actually live a normal, sober life day to day rather than in prison,” he said.

He now holds a steady job as a cleaner at the local American Legion, but his criminal history has made the application process difficult.

“Even though I am qualified in what they are looking for just one check mark seems to put me in a different pile,” Holter said.

Jane Klekamp a former employee with the La Crosse Criminal Justice department said things like criminal history questions on job applications stack the odds against ex-offenders.

“Three years after leaving prison over 50 percent of the people are still unemployed,” Klekamp said.

She said eliminating the question will eliminate bias and contribute to a stronger local workforce.

“If we can provide the right kinds of services and assistance to them so they can be productive workers that will be helpful to the community, employers, everybody in the long run,” she said.

Holter believes removing the criminal history box would give him a better shot at getting an interview and eventually a job. Until then, he will use it as a reminder to keep moving forward.

“Before it used to be discouraging when I checked the box and now it’s more of a motivational thing for me, to show them that I’ve changed,” Holter said.

Now even if criminal history questions are on job applications employers legally can’t use that as a reason not to hire a candidate, unless it would impact the job.


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1. Search yourself

You can use this powerful new website to see everything that is floating around online attached to your name. Below you will find a link to check your online reputation and detailed background info.

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2. Buy your domain name.

This costs $12 a year to do on sites like GoDaddy. Opinions vary on how much effort, and money, you should put into this. Patrick Ambron, CEO and cofounder of BrandYourself, recommends snatching up lots of domain names—patrickambron.com, patrickambrononline.com, patrickambronblog.com.

“The more you get, the better,” he says. Personally, I think this is excessive. Better to pick one domain name and put some effort into creating content that will live on the site. You can write a short bio of yourself, a story from your life, and include your CV. This is also a place to post interesting articles and your own commentary about them.

What are people seeing when they search YOUR name?

3. Put all your content in one place.

There are a number of sites that let you do this now, including Tumblr, WordPress and About.me. You can also “apply” your domain name to these sites, which means that anyone who goes to patrickambron.com will be routed to your Tumblr page or your WordPress page.

That’s convenient because Tumblr and WordPress offer nicely designed templates where you can set up what looks like a professionally designed website without having to hire a designer.

4. Join social networks.

With a legitimate social network profile, when people search your name they will first be directed to your social profile that is the most active.

Even if you don’t feel like you have time to be active on these sites, do join them and take the time to fully fill out the profiles. As most of us know, the major sites are Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Google+. Though you don’t hear a lot of people chattering about Google+ these days, author Stradtman predicts the site will gain in power over the coming years in part because it is a Google product so Google will favor content from there in searches.

If you can make the time, also join Tumblr, Pinterest, YouTube and possibly others. You don’t have to be active but don’t be completely dormant either. Add new content at least once a month. That can be as simple as attaching an article and writing a short comment about why it interests you.

5. Optimize your presence on these sites.

Do fill these sites out as fully as you can, customizing the URL when you can and repeating your name where appropriate. For instance, on LinkedIn you can scroll down to where it says “public profile” on your profile page, and edit the URL. Instead of saying something like http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=30269383&locale=en_US&trk=tyah, you can set the URL to read http://www.linkedin.com/in/susancadams.

Also be sure to use your full name and not a nickname or slogan you think is catchy. Another important trick: Most websites give you the option of linking to other social media sites. Do this. It will make your online presence stronger.

If you aren’t sure what people are seeing when they search your name across the internet, find out HERE.

6. Keep private things private, while assuming nothing is truly private.

Even my 16-year-old knows that it’s unwise to post pictures of himself chugging beer or dancing shirtless, but he also knows he can’t control the pictures other people post of him. You can, and should, put privacy setting on all content you want to share only with a select group of friends and family.

However Facebook and other sites are constantly changing the rules about how much you can protect your content, and your friends can forward embarrassing pictures of you without your consent.

All the experts say you should never post any pictures of yourself that you don’t want the world to see. What about my friend who posts frequent Facebook shots and videos of her adorable one- and four-year-olds, sometimes naked and playing in the bathtub? Stradtman says this is a bad idea because those pictures stand a chance of popping up when the boys grow up.

I find this difficult to believe, not to mention depressing. An alternative is to construct two Facebook profiles, one for outsiders that emphasizes your educational and professional accomplishments and another for your intimate circles, with the most private settings you can find.  I confess I would find it difficult to manage two Facebook accounts, though I see the wisdom behind the idea.

If someone else posts a picture of you on Facebook that you find embarrassing, remove the “tag” that identifies it as you. Also don’t hesitate to ask others to take down pictures of yourself that you think could compromise your reputation.

Ambron’s partner at BrandYourself, Pete Kistler, was motivated to start the company because he had a bad personal experience. When he was having trouble landing an internship, back in 2008, he discovered that a Google search on his name produced a Pete Kistler who was a convicted drug dealer.

Unable to pay for a reputation management firm, he teamed up with Ambron and taught himself how to set up multiple websites and to create content that would drive the drug dealer Kistler down in the search results. That is the key to managing your reputation online: Create your own domain, establish a clear, fleshed-out presence on multiple social networking  sites, post to each of them at least once a month and keep monitoring the web for unflattering photos or mentions. If they come up, do your best to bury them with positive content.

Find out what people can see about you, click HERE.


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After the expungement process by law you can state that the charges never happened.  In essence your expungement will give you that second chance you deserve.

Along with peace of mind and living free of guilt your record new record can do a number of things. This can help everything from job opportunities, housing, loans, licenses, rights to firearms, and more. However, once expungement is granted and you get that second chance it is up to you and only you to maintain a clean record moving forward.

We are here to help you start the journey.  Imagine being able to confidently apply for jobs and financial aid.  You can’t put a price on freedom.   Get the help you need and take action immediately.

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Life can be hard, right? Even when you’re doing the right things and being a good person, for whatever reason, sometimes that just isn’t enough.

Maybe you want to apply for new housing, and give your family a better quality of life…

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Maybe you find yourself in and out of the same situation year in, and year out, and you just want things to change for the better…

Or maybe you just want a decent job, the chance to prove yourself and not fear the mailbox because you don’t have enough money to pay food and rent month to month…

Maybe you want ALL of these things… but something from your past is stopping you.

That’s right.

You know exactly what I’m talking about.

It’s your criminal record.

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Your criminal record stops you from getting housing, from keeping a good job, and it pulls you back into the system.

It’s even responsible for the all the judgments, dirty looks, and people avoiding you that shouldn’t be a part of your life but is.

There’s great news for you though.

Hidden within the system is the answer to all your problems!

There’s a process called expungement that can legally wipe your record and make it completely clean.

But, make no mistake…

Expungement is a legal process. It’s within every state’s laws, so it’s not a scam. It can be pretty quick (as fast as ONE month!). And it’s as easy as turning in forms to the right places, not a series of actual court hearings.

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Because it’s a legal process, attorney help would be nice, but expensive.  I’ve actually found an attorney that charges $4000 dollars to get your record expunged!

Don’t worry, there IS an answer, and it DOESN’T cost you thousands of dollars. I mean, who has that kind of money laying around?

Clean Record Club is a site that will give you access to a simple step-by-step guide that will make the process of expungement even easier!

Sign up through the website, and you’ll get a confirmation email giving you INSTANT access to the step-by-step guide.

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If you want your record cleared, but DON’T want to…

  • waste time figuring out the system.
  • get confused with the process, and make it take longer.
  • pay THOUSANDS of dollars for special attorneys.

Then Click Here and sign up for the Clean Record Club TODAY.

Don’t let your criminal record prevent you from getting steady jobs, securing loans, getting custody of your children, or your American rights any longer! You owe it to yourself, and to your family. Take back your freedom, and give yourself a fresh start and a new life.mugcar

Sign up here NOW to clear your record and begin your new life.


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P.S. When’s the last time you felt completely in control of your life? Clean Record Club will make clearing your record as simple as possible. Take back your power, and sign up TODAY.

Business people standing outdoors celebrating success.

It lingers for years like a scarlet letter, often with devastating consequences: a criminal record.

Legal experts offered tips and glimmers of hope Friday to those trying to have their criminal records expunged or cleared of some convictions, which can block housing, educational, and career choices.

An expungement for offenses such as disorderly persons or petty disorderly persons convictions, municipal ordinance convictions, and some drug offenses if the person is 21 or younger at the time of the crime could yield a clean slate.

“What does an expungement do? It makes it like it never happened,” said Camden County Assistant Prosecutor William Staas.

About 25 people attended the free public seminar in a lecture hall at Camden County College in Blackwood. They came from diverse backgrounds and included former offenders, parents seeking to have records expunged for their children, and employers who must screen out potential hires with criminal records.

Stacie Isler of Lindenwold left in tears after learning that her criminal records could not be expunged. She had two felony convictions in the 1980s and 1990s for theft by deception.

“You only get one bite at the apple,” said Isler, a retired nurse and mother of seven. “You just want your past to go away.”

During the two-hour seminar, Staas and other legal experts discussed the types of criminal and juvenile records that can be expunged. Staas meticulously reviewed the process for filing a petition for expungement, and urged the attendees to complete the required forms themselves and avoid legal fees that could reach thousands of dollars.

“Our job is not to put hurdles and make it impossible for you,” he told the audience. Staas did not address individual cases, and attendees spoke anonymously.

Other convictions that cannot be expunged include criminal homicide, kidnapping, aggravated sexual assault, perjury, robbery, luring, or enticing.

In Camden County, about 30 expungement petitions are filed weekly, Staas said. Some must be amended several times to correct mistakes and ultimately are approved, he said. An expungement petition can be filed in Superior Court in the county where the arrest or conviction occurred. A judge must approve the order.

Offenders typically file for an expungement to obtain employment or security clearance or financial aid to attend college. Isler wanted her record expunged so she could qualify to live in an affordable-housing unit.

“When I was younger, I was just crazy,” one woman admitted. “I just want that to go away.”

A father said he was trying to clear his son’s record. The teenager “clocked” a teacher and was placed under house arrest.

Another father asked if he could file a petition for his 25-year-old son.

“You had better bring them with you,” Staas cautioned. “They’re adults.”

Debbie Mikiten, 50, of Cherry Hill, a branch manager at a home health agency, said she was unable to hire about 10 percent of applicants because they had criminal records. She hopes to share information from the expungement seminar with applicants.

“We have to turn people away,” Mikiten said. “I don’t think it’s fair that it holds them back. They could one day become nurses and doctors.”

Burlington County also will hold a free expungement workshop on Tuesday from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Burlington County Library, 5 Pioneer Blvd., Westampton. Mark Natale, a lawyer, and Alexis Agre, a Burlington County assistant prosecutor, will be the speakers. No registration is required.

source: http://articles.philly.com/

A key Senate Republican said Thursday that he’ll back legislation that would allow young people to seek expungement of alcohol and marijuana convictions.

State Sen. Ryan McDougle, chairman of the Senate Republican Caucus, said the bill will be one of a few criminal justice reform measures likely to move in the coming legislative session, which begins next month. He said people under 21 should be given a shot at expungement to improve their employment options.

The legislation would deal with simple possession cases, not selling marijuana. McDougle, a former prosecutor, said there’s no method for expungement now.

McDougle, R-Hanover, and House Majority Leader Kirk Cox also signaled that a number of juvenile justice reforms Gov. Terry McAuliffe is expected to propose in the coming weeks will find receptive ears in the Republican controlled General Assembly.

The governor’s Department of Juvenile Justice pitched a number of changes recently to the House Appropriations Committee, including the replacement of a pair of aging detention facilities that it doesn’t feel suit rehabilitation mission.

McDougle said the Senate may not follow the path laid out by the administration, but he said the ideas are “very thoughtful” and that “we might have some ways we can achieve some of the goals he wants to do in a different direction.”

Cox, R-Colonial Heights, said the House will likely take a similar direction.

“Some of the concepts are really good,” Cox said of DJJ Director Andrew Block’s proposals. “I think we like a lot of the innovation that he’s looking at.”

Cox specifically mentioned Block’s proposal for a new juvenile justice facility in Hampton Roads, which is part of a plan to keep young offenders closer to home.

The comments came during A.P. Day, an annual gathering of press and politicians ahead of the legislative session.

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Have you ever been convicted of a crime?

This is the question on every job application that most people fear. In fact, 1 out of 4 people in the United States have a criminal record.

Due to recent legislation, you can now expunge criminal records and legally answer “NO” to that same dreaded question!

Crowds are celebrating as new laws have gone into effect. More people than ever before are now eligible for expungement nationwide.

Charges that can be eligible for expungement include arrest records, misdemeanors, felonies, assault, trespassing, possession, theft, shoplifting, fraud, and many more.

Start your expungement HERE today!

Why would the government allow this?

A recent Stanford study revealed that an expunged record makes it easier for people with criminal histories to find employment.

Increased employment in turn benefits the government through increasing tax revenues and decreasing public assistance payments.

Is it expensive?

This depends on how you go about it. Some people prefer to have an attorney do all the work for them and this can get expensive. As much as $5000.

However, you DO NOT need an attorney. If you choose to do it on your own you can save a lot of money!

Clean Record Club has put together an affordable in-depth expungement guide that breaks down the entire process and makes it very easy to understand.

Everything you need to get started for just $24.99!

How long does it take?

Expungement can usually be completed in less than 2 months with just a few simple forms.

Clean Record Club provides access to FREE expungement clinics in your area to help ensure you fill out the forms correctly.

Most cases don’t even require a court appearance. The majority of the time you are just waiting to hear back from the court.

So if you are tired of being treated differently because of your criminal record, there is no better time than now to take back control of your life.

Expungement can help you apply for the job you deserve. Get a loan for the house of your dreams. Restore your rights to firearms. Live the life you want to live.

How do i do it?

It’s easy. First, decide if you want to pay an attorney or do it yourself. If you choose to hire an attorney, find one in your city that specializes in expungement. If you choose to do it yourself, log on to Clean Record Club to find what you are looking for.

Don’t waste time and money. Do it right the first time with Clean Record Club.

If you are ready to erase your criminal record, click here now.

Note from the Author: I have to warn you before you click on the link above, the information you find may dramatically improve the quality of your life. 

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Life can be hard, right? Even when you’re doing the right things and being a good person, for whatever reason, sometimes that just isn’t enough.

Maybe you want to apply for new housing, and give your family a better quality of life…

happy-family-and-dog

Maybe you find yourself in and out of the same situation year in, and year out, and you just want things to change for the better…

Or maybe you just want a decent job, the chance to prove yourself and not fear the mailbox because you don’t have enough money to pay food and rent month to month…

Maybe you want ALL of these things… but something from your past is stopping you.

That’s right.

You know exactly what I’m talking about.

It’s your criminal record.

criminaljobsearch1

Your criminal record stops you from getting housing, from keeping a good job, and it pulls you back into the system.

It’s even responsible for the all the judgments, dirty looks, and people avoiding you that shouldn’t be a part of your life but is.

There’s great news for you though.

Hidden within the system is the answer to all your problems!

There’s a process called expungement that can legally wipe your record and make it completely clean.

But, make no mistake…

Expungement is a legal process. It’s within every state’s laws, so it’s not a scam. It can be pretty quick (as fast as ONE month!). And it’s as easy as turning in forms to the right places, not a series of actual court hearings.

courtselfie2

Because it’s a legal process, attorney help would be nice, but expensive.  I’ve actually found an attorney that charges $4000 dollars to get your record expunged!

Don’t worry, there IS an answer, and it DOESN’T cost you thousands of dollars. I mean, who has that kind of money laying around?

Clean Record Club is a site that will give you access to a simple step-by-step guide that will make the process of expungement even easier!

Sign up through the website, and you’ll get a confirmation email giving you INSTANT access to the step-by-step guide.

Screen Shot 2016-01-08 at 12.35.29 PM

If you want your record cleared, but DON’T want to…

  • waste time figuring out the system.
  • get confused with the process, and make it take longer.
  • pay THOUSANDS of dollars for special attorneys.

Then Click Here and sign up for the Clean Record Club TODAY.

Don’t let your criminal record prevent you from getting steady jobs, securing loans, getting custody of your children, or your American rights any longer! You owe it to yourself, and to your family. Take back your freedom, and give yourself a fresh start and a new life.mugcar

Sign up here NOW to clear your record and begin your new life.


Screen Shot 2016-01-08 at 11.35.21 AM

P.S. When’s the last time you felt completely in control of your life? Clean Record Club will make clearing your record as simple as possible. Take back your power, and sign up TODAY.

Have you ever been convicted of a crime?

This is the question on every job application that most people fear. In fact, 1 out of 4 people in the United States have a criminal record.

Due to recent legislation, you can now expunge criminal records and legally answer “NO” to that same dreaded question!

Crowds are celebrating as new laws have gone into effect. More people than ever before are now eligible for expungement nationwide.

Why would the government allow this?

A recent Stanford study revealed that an expunged record makes it easier for people with criminal histories to find employment.

Increased employment in turn benefits the government through increasing tax revenues and decreasing public assistance payments.

Is it expensive?

This depends on how you go about it. Some people prefer to have an attorney do all the work for them and this can get expensive. As much as $5000.

However, you DO NOT need an attorney. If you choose to do it on your own you can save a lot of money!

Clean Record Club has put together an affordable in-depth expungement guide that breaks down the entire process and makes it very easy to understand.

Everything you need to get started for just $19.99!

How long does it take?

Expungement can usually be completed in less than 2 months with just a few simple forms.

Clean Record Club provides access to FREE expungement clinics in your area to help ensure you fill out the forms correctly.

Most cases don’t even require a court appearance. The majority of the time you are just waiting to hear back from the court.

So if you are tired of being treated differently because of your criminal record, there is no better time than now to take back control of your life.

Expungement can help you apply for the job you deserve. Get a loan for the house of your dreams. Restore your rights to firearms. Live the life you want to live.

How do i do it?

It’s easy. First, decide if you want to pay an attorney or do it yourself. If you choose to hire an attorney, find one in your city that specializes in expungement. If you choose to do it yourself, log on to Clean Record Club to find what you are looking for.

Don’t waste time and money. Do it right the first time with Clean Record Club.

If you are ready to erase your criminal record, click here now.

Note from the Author: I have to warn you before you click on the link above, the information you find may dramatically improve the quality of your life. 

hackersafe

Have you ever been convicted of a crime?

This is the question on every job application that most people fear. In fact, 1 out of 4 people in the United States have a criminal record.

Due to recent legislation, you can now expunge criminal records and legally answer “NO” to that same dreaded question!

Crowds are celebrating as new laws have gone into effect. More people than ever before are now eligible for expungement nationwide.

Charges that can be eligible for expungement include arrest records, misdemeanors, felonies, assault, trespassing, possession, theft, shoplifting, fraud, and many more.

Start your expungement HERE today!

Why would the government allow this?

A recent Stanford study revealed that an expunged record makes it easier for people with criminal histories to find employment.

Increased employment in turn benefits the government through increasing tax revenues and decreasing public assistance payments.

Is it expensive?

This depends on how you go about it. Some people prefer to have an attorney do all the work for them and this can get expensive. As much as $5000.

However, you DO NOT need an attorney. If you choose to do it on your own you can save a lot of money!

Clean Record Club has put together an affordable in-depth expungement guide that breaks down the entire process and makes it very easy to understand.

Everything you need to get started for just $24.95!

How long does it take?

Expungement can usually be completed in less than 2 months with just a few simple forms.

Clean Record Club provides access to FREE expungement clinics in your area to help ensure you fill out the forms correctly.

Most cases don’t even require a court appearance. The majority of the time you are just waiting to hear back from the court.

So if you are tired of being treated differently because of your criminal record, there is no better time than now to take back control of your life.

Expungement can help you apply for the job you deserve. Get a loan for the house of your dreams. Restore your rights to firearms. Live the life you want to live.

How do I do it?

It’s easy. First, decide if you want to pay an attorney or do it yourself. If you choose to hire an attorney, find one in your city that specializes in expungement. If you choose to do it yourself, log on to Clean Record Club to find what you are looking for.

Don’t waste time and money. Do it right the first time with Clean Record Club.

If you are ready to erase your criminal record, click here now.

 

Note from the Author: I have to warn you before you click on the link above, the information you find may dramatically improve the quality of your life. 

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