Overcoming Employment Barriers for People with Criminal Records

Thursday, Sep 14, 2017
Time: 10:30 - 1:30 p.m.

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

This 3-hour training 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 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: New York, NY.  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 hivtrainingny.org, you will need to sign up for one prior to registering for this course.

For additional information or questions, please contact: Vanessa Severino

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