Several days ago, I posted a few blog entries, one on a federal bonding program intended to help people with criminal records get jobs, and one about expungements of criminal records.
Tonight I just discovered a new national resource, the National Helping Individuals with criminal records Re-enter through Employment Network – or HIRE. What is HIRE?
HIRE is both a national clearinghouse for information and an advocate for policy change. The goal of the National H.I.R.E. Network is to increase the number and quality of job opportunities available to people with criminal records by changing public policies, employment practices and public opinion. The National H.I.R.E. Network also provides training and technical assistance to agencies working to improve the employment prospects for people with criminal records.
HIRE’s website compiles state-by-state profiles containing descriptive listings of organizations and state and local government programs that provide services that can be mixed and matched to address legal and social service needs of people with criminal records. I was impressed by the Georgia listing.
Check out this resource and share it within your networks.