MyEmployability Skills class just ended, so I’ll be taking a break until the new school year. A break from teaching, that is, since I use some of my downtime to research programs and issues that might be of interest to the formerly incarcerated and those who work with them.
Next week, in addition to a Straight Talk guest post, from Cleveland, OH- based blogger and reentry advocate James E. Walker Jr., I’ll also be looking at the status of the “ban the box” campaign. This is the initiative that has already successfully removed or is in the process of removing the question : “Have you ever been convicted of a felony? from applications in nearly 30 cities, states and counties.
I’ll also be getting ready for the Community Reentry and Expungement Summit 2010. It will be hosted by the Public Defender Service here in Washington, DC on June 30, and offer information on housing, vocational training, jobs and reentry services in the area. Attorneys will also offer legal advice on record-sealing and expungement, which is an area where I always receive questions. I promise to report back on what I learn. So stay tuned…..