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The Prime Objective: A Guide to Preparing the Job-Seeking Ex-Offender (NYS Department of Labor)

  • Organization: The New York State Department of Labor
  • Document Type: Training materials
  • Creation Date: Thursday, June 08, 2006
  • Submitted: Thursday, June 08, 2006
  • Attachment: PDF

In many ways, being released from prison can be an overwhelming experience. Finding a place to live, re-establishing family relationships, and dealing with old temptations are but a few of the issues you will have to face.

One of the most important issues facing you is finding employment. Statistics compiled by the Division of Parole for New York State show that 89% of parolees who violated parole, were not employed at the time of that violation. Therefore, employment can be a key factor in your success while on parole or probation.

The Prime Objective is a resource booklet designed to help you as an ex- offender with your job search and reintegration into society. Although compiled by the New York State Department of Labor, a number of sources need to be credited. Without their valuable input and expertise, this booklet would not exist! They are:

Ø The Legal Action Center of New York City

Ø New York State Division of Parole

Ø New York State Department of Correctional Services

Ø Green Haven Correctional Facility Vets Self-Help

Ø Group

Ø Wallkill Correctional Facility Pre-Release Staff

Ø Woodbourne Correctional Facility Pre-Release Staff

Ø New York State Division of Veterans Affairs



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