Nothing is more important to a person than being able to support themselves and family, if any. There is a growing challenge now that 1 in every 28 children in America has a parent behind bars, up from 1 in 125 just 25 years ago. Unless one is inherently RICH employment is the way. That is what this section is all about: EMPLOYMENT. Next, if you know of other information that can improve this section.
People who break the law need to be held accountable and pay their debt to society. At the same time, the collateral costs of locking up 2.3 million people are piling higher and higher. Corrections is the second fastest growing state budget category, and state leaders from both parties are now finding that there are research-based strategies for low-risk offenders that can reduce crime at far less cost than prison. Before being incarcerated, two-thirds of male inmates were employed and more than half were the primary source of financial support for their children.
The best advice we can provide folks is, never give up. Somewhere out there is a employer willing to give you a second chance. Finding them will not be an easy task, but in the long run, knowing you bought the food on your table is a rewarding feeling. And in the end, the employer will feel that knowing you and hiring you was a great decision, as long as you make it a great decision.
Common sense tells us that if an individual with a criminal record is going to remain “crime free” he or she needs the self-sufficiency and stability provided by regular employment.
In this section, we hope you will find resources and information that will help you on your journey to creating a new life and a new career. Remember, Rome wasn’t built in a day and neither will your new life!