A place where all corrections professionals can interact and collaborate.
Dave Koch - (614) 364-4085
Tim – I travel the country extensively visiting prisons, jails and reentry organizations. I have found only a few community organizations that appreciate the necessity of building genuine relationships with employers, and holding the value of those relationships sacred. There are some, but very few.
Based upon your description, I am left with the impression that you are not a non-profit, and that your continued existence relies upon the fundamentals of capitalism, which clearly necessitates building and maintaining long-term relationships with your clients.
You suggest that there is a need for community leaders to stop fueling recidivism by withholding opportunities and access. However, this observation is preceded by you with your oratory regarding the need to build trusting relationships with the community and employers, and your observation that some organizations might sacrifice an employer relationship in exchange for a single (poor) placement.
I wholly agree that there is a need for the community leaders, civic leaders, employers and civilized society in its entirety to show greater tolerance and provide individuals with that second chance. However, quite candidly, you rather eloquently point out the fact that such trusting and enduring relationships are earned through a process of proven performance. Trust can never be demanded nor can it be an expectation at the genesis of any relationship, particularly when there is reasonable cause for some skepticism.
I have had some opportunities to address audiences of employers with respect to working with placement organizations that are focused on the ex-offender demographic. Invariably the number one concern is whether or not the intermediary is sending them applications for the sake of moving people through a process, or if they are sending an individual who has genuinely earned the referral.
I would love to see the attitude and policies that you express duplicated throughout the nation. If we hope to increase that community tolerance you reference, performance based long-term relationships that demonstrate an escalating constituency of successful individuals is key.
My travels take me southbound beginning around November. Perhaps we can visit on my next pass through Tennessee.
Perhaps only you are the person who is struggling with your self for re establishing your self, to join the main stream of society. Yes it is very difficult to re Establishment your self. Coming to the point - At first I would like to know your qualification, skills, education so that I can give you some better options.
You have mentioned you are going to college for your business management, you can easily get good job of marketing, finance, office management. Make a good resume, post it on job sites, also approach directly to them, definitely will get the results
Have you considered private sector? I would recommend considering craigslist as source to find competitive work for these folks.