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Old 06-10-2013, 02:07 PM
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Smile Looking for resources now that I'm out of prison...

or even if this forum can help me. First, hello, my name is Kristi! I live in Springfield, OH and have been out of prison since Jan. 28. I am looking for advice and information on job opportunities, getting into school, grants, student loans, and things of that nature for convicted felons. I did not see any specific threads for school so if someone could point me in the right direction, I would be thankful. Have a great day!
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If you haven't already, apply for Food Stamps (SNAP)....however, just like student loans/grants, it'll depend on your charges. Visit FAFSA (HERE) to see if you can qualify for student aid.

There is an Emplyment forum on PTO (HERE)...be sure to read the "sticky" threads at the top of the forum as well as the other threads. Good luck to you sweetie!! Welcome to PTO
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Hey Kristi, welcome to PTO! You might try 211, which is an info and referral program sponsored by United Way. You call 211 from a landline and let the staff know the type of programs you need. They will help identify where you can go to get help. You can try it on line, but I'm not finding a great database for OH, as some states have. Here's a link... Good luck with the search!!
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Check out ACLU's website and search for prisoner's assistance directory: http://www.aclu.org/files/assets/201..._directory.pdf
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Hey is there an updated version of this ACLU resource?
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Hey is there an updated version of this ACLU resource?

I can't locate a new version. Looks like 2012 is the newest version.
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Check with your local Salvation Army to see if the offer the 49-9 program that offers life skills and computer classes.
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Check with your local Salvation Army to see if the offer the 49-9 program that offers life skills and computer classes.
I’m actually a computer programmer myself, maybe they’ll let me teach a class when I get out!
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If they won't, check with your local "unemployment office"....or whatever they're called where you're at. Here they're actually called Office of Employment & Training. Any adult education provider, voc rehab, and/or reentry service could possibly use your knowledge + experience to help their clients.
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Good luck on your journey of reentry. Also try contacting a Goodwill career Center if there's one in your area. They will help with job placement & skills for people with criminal convictions unless they were a sex crime. Does your state have an office for reentry? In Georgia there is a TOPSTEP program through the Dept of Labor that is designed to help people reentering after incarceration. Your state might have something similar.
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