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Re-Entry Issues: Overcoming Employment and Housing Challenges Due to a Prior Arrest or Conviction (Free)

Released on: Aug. 30, 2013
Running Time: 03:17:05

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[01:18:15] Overview of Reentry Legal Services Donté Blue ~ Staff Attorney, Bay Area Legal Aid
Adam Poe ~ Staff Attorney, Bay Area Legal Aid
Dorsey E Nunn ~ Executive Director, Legal Services for Prisoners with Children
Michelle Natividad Rodriguez ~ Senior Staff Attorney, National Employment Law Project
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[00:54:25] Special Topics in Record Remedies: Sealing an Arrest & Certificates of Rehabilitation Eliza Hersh ~ Director, Clean Slate Practice, East Bay Community Law Center
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[00:59:25] Special Topics in Employment Screening: Background Checks & Occupational Licenses Tanya Koshy ~ Staff Attorney, Clean Slate Practice, East Bay Community Law Center
Craig Davis ~ Attorney, Law Offices of Craig Davis
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In the past three decades, incarceration rates have exploded in the U.S., such that today we incarcerate over two million people, more than any other country in the world. The result is that many more people encounter the criminal justice system at some point in their lives. Indeed, an estimated 1 in 4 adults in California has an arrest or conviction record, and people of color are disproportionately affected.

A person with a prior record faces significant employment and housing barriers, even when the record is old or unrelated to the job or housing. These barriers impede community reintegration and prevent formerly incarcerated people from being able to support themselves and their families or contribute to their communities. This training is designed to give lawyers a foundation in the collateral consequences that result from contact with the criminal justice system, as well as tools for representing clients in need of reentry legal services.

Lecture Topics 
[Total time 03:17:05]

Segments with an asterisk (*) are available only with the purchase of the entire program.

  • Program Overview and Introductions* [00:05:00]
    Paul R Chavez, Meredith Desautels
  • Overview of Reentry Legal Services [01:18:15]
    Donté Blue, Dorsey E Nunn, Michelle Natividad Rodriguez, Adam Poe
  • Special Topics in Record Remedies: Sealing an Arrest & Certificates of Rehabilitation [00:54:25]
    Eliza Hersh
  • Special Topics in Employment Screening: Background Checks & Occupational Licenses [00:59:25]
    Tanya Koshy, Craig Davis

The purchase price of this Web Program includes the following articles from the Course Handbook available online:

  • Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights’ Second Chance Legal Clinic Letter
    Donté Blue, Meredith Desautels
  • Overview of Reentry Legal Services Articles
    Donté Blue
  • Summary of Felony Disenfranchisement in California, June 2013
    Dorsey E Nunn
  • Housing Admission—Public and Federally Assisted, Private
    Catherine M. Bishop
  • The EEOC’s Guidance on the Use of Arrest and Conviction Records in Employment Decisions and Fair Hiring Reforms
    Michelle Natividad Rodriguez
  • Intro to Reentry Legal Services (Powerpoint Slides)
    Donté Blue, Meredith Desautels
  • The EEOC’s Guidance on Arrest & Conviction Records & Laws Regarding Criminal Records and Employment (Powerpoint Slides)
    Michelle Natividad Rodriguez
  • Private Background Check Reports Used for Employment Screening: An Outline of Key Consumer Protections Relevant to Re-Entry Practitioners
    Craig Davis
  • Report of the National Task Force on the Commercial Sale of Criminal Justice Record Information
    Craig Davis
  • Broken Records: How Errors by Criminal Background Checking Companies Harm Workers and Businesses
    Craig Davis
  • Private Background Check Reports Used for Employment Screening (Powerpoint Slides)
    Craig Davis
  • Chapter 4—Occupational Licenses, Second Chance Legal Clinic—Reentry Legal Services Training Manual, July 2012
    Tanya Koshy

Presentation Material

  • Intro to Reentry Legal Services (PowerPoint Slides)
    Donté Blue, Meredith Desautels
  • Access to Federally Assisted Housing for Applicants with a Criminal Record (PowerPoint Slides)
    Adam Poe, Catherine Bishop
  • The EEOC’s Guidance on Arrest & Conviction Records & Laws Regarding Criminal Records and Employment (PowerPoint Slides)
    Michelle Natividad Rodriguez
  • Certificates of Rehabilitation (Handout)
    Eliza Hersh
  • Petition to Seal and Destroy Adult Arrest Records (Handout)
    Eliza Hersh
  • 851.8: Sealing Arrests: Factual Innocence (PowerPoint Slides)
    Eliza Hersh
  • Certificates of Rehabilitation & Pardons 101 (PowerPoint Slides)
    Eliza Hersh
  • Private Background Check Reports Used for Employment Screening (PowerPoint Slides)
    Craig Davis
  • Overcoming Employment & Housing Challenges Due to a Prior Arrest or Conviction (PowerPoint Slides)
    Tanya Koshy
Chairperson(s)
Paul R. Chavez ~ Senior Attorney & Pro Bono Coordinator, Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area
Meredith Desautels ~ Staff Attorney, Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area
Speaker(s)
Donté Blue ~ Staff Attorney, Bay Area Legal Aid
Craig Davis ~ Attorney, Law Offices of Craig Davis
Eliza Hersh ~ Director, Clean Slate Practice, East Bay Community Law Center
Tanya Koshy ~ Staff Attorney, Clean Slate Practice, East Bay Community Law Center
Dorsey E Nunn ~ Executive Director, Legal Services for Prisoners with Children
Adam Poe ~ Staff Attorney, Bay Area Legal Aid
Michelle Natividad Rodriguez ~ Senior Staff Attorney, National Employment Law Project

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Related Items

Handbook  Course Handbook Archive

Re-Entry Issues: Overcoming Employment and Housing Challenges Due to a Prior Arrest or Conviction Paul R. Chavez, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area
Meredith Desautels, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area
 
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