Ex-cons face extra hurdle in already ...

Ex-cons face extra hurdle in already tough job market | The Columbu...

There are 3 comments on the Columbus Dispatch story from Jun 13, 2010, titled Ex-cons face extra hurdle in already tough job market | The Columbu.... In it, Columbus Dispatch reports that:

Each time Walter Burgess fills out a job application, he struggles with whether to check the box indicating he is a convicted felon.

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Eric

Egg Harbor Township, NJ

#2 Jun 18, 2010
Felons face tough challenges in the job market. Don't give up. I answer questions for ex-offenders and felons looking for work at my blog: http://jailtojob.com/wordpress
A Scioto County Citizen

Marion, OH

#3 Jun 18, 2010
http://www.drc.ohio.gov/web/Citizen/citizenci...

Citizen participation and guidance is essential for correctional practices inside and outside institutions. The Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction has embraced the needs related to offenders returning home from correctional settings and as such one strategy is the implementation of Citizen Circles.

Citizen Circles focus on eight dynamic domain areas:

Employment - Work and the role of work in the person's life, including education and vocational skills;

Education - Education and vocational skills desired;

Family/Marital - Being with family members and the support an offender derives from them;
Associates/Social Interactions - Positive interaction with community members and non-criminal associates with the opportunity for positive interaction with peers;

Substance Abuse - Living without reliance on alcohol and/or other drugs;

Community Functioning - Knowledge and skills for daily living, including safety, an acceptable place to live, health, personal budgeting, leisure activities, and the use of social services;

Personal/Emotional Orientation - Decision-making, coping with stress, and practicing mental health and wellness activities.

Attitude - Supporting law-abiding behaviors and involvement with religious activities.
oldham

Helena, OH

#4 Jun 18, 2010
The ex- cons will need to do work, others would not do.....like picking up aluminum cans along the highways. No transportation needed, just walk with a few garbage bags, until full, then drag them to a recycling center for cash.

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