Read about HIRE

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.

HIRE also has launched a National Reentry Advocacy Project.  The program’s publications are also impressive.

Check out this resource and share it within your networks.


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Lawyer and justice architect wannabe... I am the pro bono director for Georgia Legal Services Program and direct a program that is funded by GLSP and the State Bar of Georgia. I am a lawyer licensed to practice law in the state of Georgia, and not in any other jurisdiction. Nothing posted on this blog should be considered legal advice. Your use of this blog does not create an attorney-client relationship with me. I do not have an active legal practice and do not have clients. I am not using this site to market to clients. I do not recommend attorneys or law firms. If I reference an attorney or a law firm in this blog, I do so to tell a story, make a point, or urge you to think about an issue presented by that attorney or law firm.
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