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Riley Guide - Ex-Offenders: Resources to Assist with the Return to the Workforce.

STEP AHEAD - Career planning guide for people with criminal records; assess yourself, explore careers, set goals, and start thinking about jobs and careers.

Goodwill - Goodwill offers services to men, women, and youth who have served their time and are trying to get back on track.  Visit their website for more information.

CAREER ONESTOP - A list of links of Ex-Offender Assistance by state provided by Career One Stop.

NCDA - Resources and services for ex-offenders.

Ex-Offender Reentry - Find resources for re-entry including job search tips, helpful books, and information about writing a resume, etc.

Friends Outside L.A. - A nonprofit organization which provides services to families and children, and their incarcerated and formerly incarcerated family members.

Narcotics Anonymous (NA) - Contains links to items of interest to the general public and professionals about the Fellowship of Narcotics Anonymous.

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) - Is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.

Felon Friendly Employers -  A list of company that have hired someone with a criminal record.

Employment Information Handbook for Ex-Offenders

People Assisting The Homeless (PATH) - PATH has been serving people experiencing homelessness since 1984.  There are 12 facilities throughout Southern California.  PATH provides housing and customized support to individuals in need.  The PATH Mall has a number of services to assist this population, including mental health care, substance abuse treatment, legal assistance, a personal care center, job center, and veterans services, etc.



Interview Tips - Learn tips about interviewing for ex-offenders.

CHRYSALIS - Chrysalis is a nonprofit organization.  They are dedicated helping homeless and low-income individuals by providing resources and support needed to find and retain employment.  46% of their clients are ex-felons and 70% have been incarcerated.

UNICOR’s Federal Bonding Program - Learn information about the UNICOR Federal Bonding Program.  This program is designed to provide theft insurance to employers who hire ex-federal offenders.

DRESS FOR SUCCESS (DFS) - Dress for Success is an organization that provides professional attire, a network of support, and the career development tools for women.

Jail to Job - Read a forum of questions and answers about ex-offenders and felons looking for jobs.

National HIRE Network - This organization is a national clearinghouse for information as well as an advocate for policy change.  Their goal 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.

Career Library Books:

-Prisoners’ Guerrilla Handbook by Jon Marc Taylor, PhD

-The Ex-Offender’s Job Hunting Guide by Ron and Caryl Krannich, Ph.Ds

-Best Jobs for Ex-Offenders by Ron Krannich, Ph.D.

-No One is Unemployable by Ebra L. Angel & Elisabeth E. Harney