Overcoming Employment Barriers for People with Criminal Records

Thursday, Mar 28, 2019
Time: 11:00 - 1:00 p.m.

A combination of factors, including laws, stigma, and fear of liability, make it challenging for individuals with criminal records to find employment.

This 2-hour webinar explains how New Yorkers with criminal records can improve their chances of finding employment despite the barriers having a criminal record might pose.

As a result of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the laws that prohibit employment discrimination based on a criminal record
  • Describe how employers obtain criminal record information;
  • Identify cities with ban-the-box laws;
  • Describe how to get and correct errors on rap sheets (criminal history information);
  • Describe basic facts about Certificates of Relief from Disabilities and Good Conduct;
  • Advise clients on how to address a criminal record when filling out job applications;
  • Identify useful resources to help clients overcome criminal record-related job discrimination

Audience: Health and social service providers working with HIV-positive individuals who have criminal records – especially those seeking employment.


Location: Webinar – Online training, for more information please, click here to register.

Important Registration Information:

To register for this training, click here and enter your account log-in information. If you do not have an account with NYS DOH AIDS Institute HIV Education & Training Program, you will need to sign up for one before registering for this course.

For additional information or questions, please contact: Vanessa Severino, [email protected]

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