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Guide to Trade Careers for Formerly Incarcerated People PrimeWeld offers this guide to why returning citizens should consider a career in the trades. The guide includes advice for formerly incarcerated people to reenter the workforce and their community successfully, what to look for in a trade school or career, and advice on reentry assistance programs that might be available. There’s also an overview of different trade career paths to consider and additional resources on mentoring. They discuss programs designed to help justice involved individuals get started in careers in welding, HVAC, construction, electrician, plumber, and wind turbine technician. Check it out here: https://primeweld.com/blogs/news/trade-careers-for-formerly-incarcerated-peopleRead more
The Controversy Behind Labeled IDs for Sex Offenders By Faith P. – Criminal Justice Intern State-issued driver’s licenses, also known as identification cards, are one of the most common government documents. Not only do these cards permit individuals to legally operate motor vehicles, but they are also required to verify an individual’s identity in many circumstances. Most of these identification cards contain the same personal information for everyone; however, sex offenders in some states are required to have one more piece of information. According to Probation Information Network’s research, 9 states require offenders to obtain an ID that has specific markings intended to identify the individual as a sex offender. Five of these states require a small symbol that signifies to law enforcement that the owner of the ID is a sex offender, whereas the other four states require phrases like “Sex offender” to be printed in bold letters on the individual’s license. Recently, thi…Read more
Why Reentry Programs Should Be Open to Sex Offenders By Debron B. – Criminal Justice Intern Reentry resources are pivotal to every returning citizen's reintegration into society, especially sex offenders. Despite that, sex offenders have to deal with additional barriers that obstruct their reentry process. It is believed that by giving offenders an opportunity to impact their communities positively, they will be less likely to recidivate back into the prison system. Contradictory to this belief, sex offenders are often denied the chance to reintegrate into their local community and even get harassed for attempting to find work and employment. It is beneficial for both the sex offenders and the general public that this subset of returning citizens is given the ability to use the same reentry resources as others. Sex offenders are in dire need of more reentry programs that cater to their specific residential and employment needs. Numerous states still have employment …Read more
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