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Unlocking Employment: How to Partner with Job Seekers Impacted by the Legal System - Institute for Justice and Opportunity

Unlocking Employment: How to Partner with Job Seekers Impacted by the Legal System

Unlocking Employment: How to Partner with Job Seekers Impacted by the Legal System is a free 90-minute, online course designed to enhance skills and build capacity for working with job seekers in NYC who have legal-system involvement. The course includes four (4) self-paced modules, featuring interactive exercises and case studies, as well as a resource library. Emphasizing a strengths-based approach, the course is filled with key insights on legal protections for those with criminal convictions, ways to reduce stigma, and proven strategies to support the job search.

With support from the NYC Mayor’s Office for Economic Opportunity, CUNY School of Professional Studies (CUNY SPS) and the John Jay College Institute for Justice & Opportunity developed the course with several partners, including workforce practitioners, legal services providers, and job seekers with lived experience in the criminal legal system. Unlocking Employment is targeted to NYC providers working with job seekers, with information about legal protections in NYC (e.g. NYC’s Fair Chance Act) as well as relevant NYS law.

Registration is free and open to front line staff and leadership at programs that serve NYC job seekers with involvement in the legal system. This includes but is not limited to workforce providers, employment, career, and academic counselors or advisors.

Click here to register.

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