Women’s Legal Action Project & Women’s Employment Workshops
In order to better meet the needs of our female clients, we have added a special employment workshop, facilitated by Victoria Ewing, Service Coordinator, for women. This is a 2 hour workshop.
Did you know that your employment rights are protected by New York State law? Attend this workshop to obtain tips and information on applying for jobs when you have a criminal record. You will receive information about your: employment rights and criminal record, how to make a successful job application and complete an interview and more. We will also discuss Certificates of Relief/Good Conduct and provide information and referrals for online job-search help, résumé services, and legal assistance for employment discrimination issues. A 58-page ex-offender employment manual written by JPC staff is available free of charge.
Once enrolled in WLAP you will receive the following services: rap sheet, rap sheet corrections, rap sheet review, information about your employment rights, if applicable you will be assisted with an application for a certificate of rehabilitation (Relief or Good Conduct) and referrals to a variety of resources such as work clothing, emergency food, employment related services such as job coaching, training/education, bus passes and placement services.
Women interested in applying to this program must have a cumulative total of 2 years work experience. Call and make a reservation by talking to the receptionist at 325-7727.
Women’s Workshop, Wednesdays – 2 hours, from 10 AM until noon, refreshments provided.
• April 18