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Ex Offenders

NRA's Wayne LaPierre Freaks Out About Ex-Felons Voting, Is Fine With Them Carrying Guns

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.20.2016 | Politics

National Rifle Association CEO Wayne LaPierre took aim Friday at moves to restore voting rights to people with past felony convictions -- an absurd ar...

Civic Groups Are Rushing To Register Newly Eligible Ex-Offenders In Virginia

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 05.09.2016 | Politics

RICHMOND, VA. -- “I’m just overwhelmed,” John Barbee said, after he finished filling out a voter registration form in the basement of a Baptist ...

Virginia GOP To Sue Governor Over Voting Rights For Ex-Offenders

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 05.02.2016 | Politics

Republicans in Virginia said Monday that they plan to sue Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe over an executive order he issued last month restoring votin...

States Try To Remove Barriers For Ex-Offenders

Stateline | Rebecca Beitsch | Posted 06.18.2015 | Politics

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides daily repo...

First Class First

Pioneers for Change | Posted 03.19.2015 | Impact
Pioneers for Change

By: Iqbal Wahhab OBE FRSA Growing up in south London in the sixties as a young child, I would often hear my parents use the term "first class fir...

My Life as a Counselor

Project Return | Posted 04.26.2013 | Impact
Project Return

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gifAt Project Return we remind our clients that their lives are no longer on pause.

Employment as Antidote to a Lifetime of 'Invisible Punishment'

Project Return | Posted 04.03.2013 | Impact
Project Return

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gifIf we were to devise the one mechanism that would most surely defeat an ex-offender's quest for a crime-free, productive life after prison, would it not be to bar his efforts to gain employment?

Inaugurate Hope

Baker Industries | Posted 03.24.2013 | Impact
Baker Industries

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gifWe know that stable employment is an important predictor of reentry success and the best way to reduce recidivism. Yet people are being released every day with almost no chance of making it.

DC Council Chair Scuttles Critical Effort to Employ Ex-Offenders

Michael Shank, Ph.D. | Posted 12.06.2012 | DC
Michael Shank, Ph.D.

If America is the land of opportunity, then people -- all people -- must be given a second chance to pursue their dreams after they have served their sentence.

Report: Illinois Paid Sex Offenders To Babysit

Posted 10.30.2011 | Chicago

The screening methods used to qualify babysitters for a state-run childcare subsidy program in Illinois were so inadequate that in several instances c...