What are ex-felons supposed to do? My husband was convicted of a felony years ago and he still cant get a job to support his family. He was a 17 when this happened and he is now a grown man with a wife and a daughter...he is not the same person any more. he completed his jail time and probation...he even got released from his probation term 3 years early for doing everything perfect. why is he still paying for this? what can we do?
I don't know if you are currently living close to dallas but this was in a dallas paper. I would suggest that if you do live close, your husband should contact the city human resource director and talk to him. Your husband should make an appointment, get dressed up, take his resume and go talk to him. If you are not close to dallas, go to the city human resource director in your town. people make mistakes...this guy sounds as if he knows that should not define your life if you turn that life around... good luck...
Currently, a felon must wait five to ten years after a conviction in order to work for the city, but the Dallas City Council is considering an end to the waiting period.
Because the city wants a larger pool of job-seekers, it is also proposing to waive a requirement for applicants to disclose a felony record on initial paperwork. That would be discussed later, during an interview.
"I think that it's a big knowledge that a number of Americans have made mistakes and have been convicted for those mistakes and have served some form of sentence," said David Etheridge, the city's human resource director.
Etheridge said he would consider hiring a convicted bank robber, rapist or murderer "on a case-by-case basis."
when you are a felon and find that it seems that you are not allowed to make an honest living, you find yourself wondering, "Does the world want me to turn to crime?" I personally refuse to repeat my mistakes, but the more I go on trying to obtain a job (even Mc Donald's refused me) the more it seems that I am no longer a human being. I know that people who went into prison can fill out a form that would give an employer a nice tax break for hiring them. I only got probation so I can not utilize this.
I too am an ex felon with a degree in liberal arts. It is hard and frustrating buit you have to keep going. I have gone through a 100 jobs all crap. I had a job for 1 day as supervisor of housekeeping at a local nursing home and they got my backgrond check and let me go hours later.My crime was over 20yrs ago and I still can't live it down.
No what's best is if he goes to this place called Homeboy industries they help people who've been in jail get a job and get there life back on track it's really helpful
just looked up katy, tx. close to houston... Venture Tech in Houston owned by Larry Keast hires ex convicts. He also might have other ideas. give it a try...
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Tell him to get a JOB, even McDonalds hires convicts.