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LARRP is hiring
We are looking for a lived Experience Coordinator for our new, Lived Experience Project! We are looking for a qualified applicant with lived experience, to join our amazing team that has a passion to inform, influence, educate, and advocate for policy reform both within their community and across the network of nonprofits, governments agencies, and faith-based organizations that compose the criminal justice system in our local area.
is looking for candidates to fill the following positions:
- Program Manager- First Response Transformation Project
- Program Specialist- First Response Transformation Project
- Program Specialist- My Brother's Keeper
- Program Specialist- California TRANScends
- Project Coordinator- Health Eating, Active Living Cities Campaign
California Wellness Foundation
The California Wellness Foundation is launching a search for a Program Director to lead the foundation’s work confronting injustices related to race and gender that negatively impact community outcomes and health. The ideal candidate is an experienced social justice leader with deep and relevant content experience who is passionate about engaging directly, deeply and strategically with communities of color to advance equity and justice.
The Bail Project National Policy Director
The Bail Project (TBP) is a national nonprofit that combats mass incarceration by paying bail for people in need, enabling them to return home to their families and communities while awaiting court dates.
LAHSA has 2 Job opportunities available
Chief Policy & Planning Officer The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) seeks a seasoned transformational leader with knowledge and expertise of the homeless services landscape to foster a dynamic and highly effective regional homeless rehousing system. The Chief Policy and Planning Officer (CPPO) will position LAHSA to hold and refine the homeless rehousing system vision, oversee system-wide strategy deployment, and enhance internal and external accountability through management of system-wide planning and performance functions.
The complete job description and application form are available HERE
Deputy Chief of Systems The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) seeks a strategic leader with knowledge and expertise of the homeless services landscape to foster the creation of a regional structure to actively support system and performance management for the homeless rehousing system.
The complete job description and application form are available HERE
The ACLU of Southern California is hiring a Policy Advocate and Organizer to work with our LGBTQ, Gender & Reproductive Justice Project. Part of their work will include advocacy around decriminalizing sex work.
Director, Probation Oversight Commission
Filing Period: July 10, 2020 - Until Filled
Annual Salary: $142,215 - $215,320
First consideration will be given to those individuals who apply before July 31, 2020. Please go to: http://hr.lacounty.gov/ to submit your official application, cover letter, resume, record of accomplishments, degree verification, and three professional references.
The Praxis Project
Program Manager – Fiscal Sponsorship & Capacity Building:
Program Manager for Fiscal Sponsorship & Capacity Building is a newly-created role at Praxis providing holistic support to our fiscally-sponsored projects, helping to improve, grow, and expand our fiscal sponsorship program, and providing technical assistance to our national grassroots network in collaboration with our program team.
Cage Free Cannabis
National Expungement Week (N.E.W.) is seeking a fundraiser to help us reach our target goal of $1.5 million in donations this year.
Now in our third year, N.E.W. has grown beyond a single week to provide year-round services for individuals looking to have their records expunged or sealed.
Serious applicants should send a resume and cover letter to email@example.com.
Senior Site Supervisor
CEO is hiring a Senior Site Supervisor who will be responsible for overseeing and ensuring success of the daily operations of 6-10 of CEO’s transitional work crews/sites (the centerpiece of CEO’s model).
Alternatives To Incarceration Initiative - Ceo (Uc)
Mass Hiring Effort
The Employment Development Department (EDD) currently has a mass hiring effort looking to hire over 4,500 new staff. The workers will be trained in skills including call center operations, processing unemployment Insurance (UI) claims, and analyzing documents from claimants and employers to make wage determinations for benefits.
Teleworking and in-office options are available throughout the state. Applicants who possess bilingual skills including Spanish, Cantonese, Vietnamese, and Mandarin are encouraged to apply.
Application packages may be submitted electronically through CalCareers.ca.gov. Customers that are interested and require assistance maneuvering through the state application process, may be directed to your local W-P staff for assistance.
Watts Labor Community Action Committee (WLCAC)
Reentry Community Health Worker – Department of Family Services -Reentry DHS
The Council on Criminal Justice and Behavioral Health
Health Program Specialist II
Position # 065-934-8336-001
Job Control: JC-203940
Final Filing Date: Until Filled
Employment Opportunities During the Coronavirus Pandemic
Workforce Development Resources and strategies during Covid19
- What industries are hiring more people because of the virus and what industries are down sizing? Also job search during the crisis. This site is updated regularly so check back periodically.
- If you have to work remotely, check out these helpful resources:
- 10 effects corona virus has had on job seekers and job search
- Management considerations for having your team work remotely: click here
- Employers are now using more phone and video interviews. Teach your job seekers how to do them here or here
- Remote work jobs are increasing in certain industries. If your job seekers have the skills and ability to work remotely, Google best websites to find remote jobs and you will see a lot of resources for finding remote jobs. This article has some good information about how to make remote work successful: here
- Hiring is slowing down and job search burnout is a growing barrier to employment. This article can help people avoid job search burnout.
- What employers need to know about corona virus in the workplace. Good information for you, your program management and your employers:
- How to cope with anxiety and stress about the virus:
To apply please contact : Jameese Smith firstname.lastname@example.org
The Following Organizations consistently have open Positions:
Shields for Families
Over 15 positions are posted for a wide range of human services positions, including for program managers, administrative assistants, drivers, mental health coordinators, community health workers, and Controller. Joe Paul Jr., Director of Workforce Programs joined the LARRP Steering Committee in March. To see a full list of open positions with Shields, click here.
Volunteers of America
LARRP member organization VOA is looking to fill over 100 positions! VOA has dozens of openings for case managers, housing specialists, monitors, and outreach workers, as well as clinical directors, program managers and job developers. Do you see yourself giving back to the community, making a meaningful difference in impacted people’s lives, helping to end homelessness and keeping people out of the revolving doors of LA County jail? If so, there may be the right job for you here.
The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) Has many job openings.
Visit our Covid-19 Resource and Update page for lots of information about Employment during this time AND Unemployment!
Justice Through Code - Student Application
Justice Through Code (JTC) is a coding intensive for formerly incarcerated individuals that teaches the fundamentals of programming in Python. Python is a popular programming language used by companies like Google, Facebook, Dropbox, Instagram, and Reddit. Python is designed to be easy to read and use, while still being very powerful, which makes it a great language for beginners to learn. During the class, you will hear from industry-leading technologists working at companies like Google, Slack, and Coursera as you explore potential careers in the sector
Do you have a complaint about any CA employer?
Please use this LINK submit a complaint to California Department of Fair Employment and Housing, who handles these complaints.
They say this complaint process is currently very underutilized, and they need people to submit complaints in order to investigate. LARRP members would need to submit complaints directly to them in order for any action to be taken.
Click here to see the Fair Chance Presentation on this subject given to the LARRP Employment Committee July 2020
Survey: Employment and Application Experiences with A Criminal Record
Root and Rebound wants to support YOU in getting a job you want. Many employers unfairly consider records in the hiring process -- and their consideration may even be illegal under state law.
We created this survey to better understand your experience in applying for jobs in order for us to support you and others with criminal records as you apply for employment.
Hire outside the box!
LARRP Employment Committee, Center for Living and Learning and LA:RISE showing up for #FairChanceHiring.
Employment Reentry Tools
AB 2138 "Fair Chance for Occupational Licensing" is coming into effect in July
Facts and Myths: Health Care Employment Opportunities for People with Criminal Records
Hosted by the National Reentry Resource Center
Health care is one of the fastest-growing employment sectors in the country, with the demand for qualified workers greatly exceeding supply in many areas. But people who have criminal records are often unable to enter or advance within this relatively high-paying sector due to a complex web of legal barriers that make jobs and licenses difficult or impossible to obtain.
This webinar separates the myths from the facts about these barriers in order to develop a better understanding of the true scope and impact of employment-related collateral consequences in the health care sector.
New Roads to Second Chances:
Want to Work? Chrysalis can Help!
Chrysalis is looking for workers for New Roads, a transitional job and job placement program for formerly incarcerated men and women currently on parole or probation. The program is made possible by a partnership between the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) and the City of Los Angeles Mayor’s Office of Reentry, and is managed by Chrysalis. Chrysalis is a job preparation agency designed to help individuals find, get, and keep a job.
Interested participants can go to a Chrysalis orientation at any of our three locations, 8:00 am Monday – Thursday. If you have any questions, please feel free to email Joseph Wise, Project Manager for Roads at email@example.com
INVEST is a program launched by LA County Workforce Development, Aging and Community Services (WDACS) and Probation Department, in collaboration with the County Office of Diversion and Re-Entry (ODR), to create employment opportunities for Adult Probationers in L.A. County. The program coordinates Probation supervision programs with the WDACS' workforce development system to provide training and support that will help Probationers enter into the workforce on a meaningful career path.
LARRP Employment Committee Meeting
Will be in September - Stay Tuned
The July Employment meeting was :The topic will be: Fair Chance Laws and How to Report Violations.
In case you missed the meeting with a special presentation on “Making the Business Case to Employers”, Click here for a recording Password : 9F+6raS6
Requested Materials form the meeting:
From Brianna Dau, The Fair Chance Hiring Took Kit
From Nirshila Chand her pilot testing called CareerGenius is "a cutting edge program reaching English/Spanish speakers who have a track record of career coaching, advising, recruiting, workforce development, etc.
In addition, recruiting participants who want help with planning your career path? Don’t know what skills you need to get hired? This is a volunteer-based program at the moment and free." email Nirshila Chand
The goals of the Employment Work Group are to:
- Research evidence-based/best practices in the areas of vocational and soft-skills training, apprenticeships, and on-the-job training;
- Explore Community Benefit Agreements/labor agreements;
- Identify entrepreneurial opportunities to improve and increase employment readiness and job placement for formerly incarcerated or convicted people in LA County.
Employment Committee Mission
“To increase employment amongst the reentry population, resulting in greater stability, self-sufficiency, and an improved quality of life for the community at-large.”
Employers with 26 or more employees:
Employers with 25 or fewer employees or Non-profit corporations with 26 or more employees with approval to pay a deferred rate:
Employee Remedies including, but are not limited to, the following:
• Payment of wages unlawfully withheld;
• Payment of Sick Time Benefits unlawfully withheld; and/or
• An additional penalty of up to $120 to the Employee and up to $50 to the City for each day that either violation occurred or continued.
• In cases of retaliation, the Employee may be entitled to reinstatement and trebled the above.
An aggrieved Employee may file a civil court action.
Brookings has come out with a new report on occupational licensing.
Here’s a summary:
Occupational licensing - the legal requirement that a credential is obtained in order to practice a profession—is a common labor market regulation that ostensibly exists to protect public health and safety. However, by limiting access to many occupations, licensing imposes substantial costs: consumers pay higher prices, economic opportunity is reduced for unlicensed workers, and even those who successfully obtain licenses must pay upfront costs and face limited geographic mobility. In addition, licensing often prescribes and constrains the ways in which work is structured, limiting innovation and economic growth.
Researchers have studied these licensing impacts, and much of their analysis is well-summarized in a 2015 report released by the Obama administration. One important finding is that licensed workers tend to earn more than similar workers who are not required to obtain licenses: they receive a wage premium relative to unlicensed workers.
Employment changes lives. Success is possible. We would like to share some of those success stories with you.
Prior to accessing services in the community, Ricky lived life in the fast lane. He faced huge barriers in his job search; limited work experience, a felony conviction, and a large employment gap. He felt lost, and did not know how to explain these barriers to an employer. Despite his barriers, Ricky was determined to succeed.
Click here to read Ricky’s story.
“I grew up in Southeast Los Angeles where three generations of my family lived and began using drugs and alcohol at age seven. My father was a heroin supplier to the East Los Angeles area, and was either in prison or just never home.
Click here to read Ernie’s story
I left home when I was 17; I had been abused by my stepfather and had been using drugs for about 4 years. I ended up in Hollywood about a year later with no money and no place to live in 1977. I met many people involved with drugs and began using them myself. I spent the years between 1985 and 1999 going in and out of prison, being homeless and addicted to drugs.
Click here to read Ron’s story