The followong are links to some helpful pages for ex-Offenders.
The Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) is a Federal tax credit available to employers for hiring individuals from certain target groups, which includes ex-felons:
A new hire meets the criteria for this target group, if the individual:
- Has been convicted of a felony; AND
- Has a hiring date that is not more than 1 year after the conviction or release from prison.
For more information, you may go here: http://www.doleta.gov/business/incentives/opptax/eta_default.cfm
Job Search help for ex-offenders: http://www.careeronestop.org/exoffender/index.aspx
State of California
Fidelity bonding services protect employers against possible theft and dishonest or fraudulent acts, and help alleviate employers’ concerns in hiring ex-offenders and at-risk job applicants. For more information about the fidelity bonding program, please go here: http://www.edd.ca.gov/pdf_pub_ctr/de8714ff.pdf
I love the resources from this website. You can get a 72 Hour checklist that our clients can use for when they are first released as well as a transition plan. Also, you can find other resources for such things as housing, transportation, treatment and therapy, and referrals to re-entry programs.
The public defender’s office in Orange County can guide you towards resources as well as cleaning-up your record. They also have links to other resources that may be relevant to your needs.
The Illumination foundation has a great program for job readiness, job placement, and financial literacy. They also have housing, healthcare, and community services such as Life Skills and Children’s Enrichment. http://www.ifhomeless.org/ab
This school offers Machinist training, a career that is currently in demand both in manufacturing and aerospace industries. They have really good placement rates and is a career to surely provide you with a solid career and income.
Narcotics anonymous offers support for those wanting to overcome addiction. You can contact them at: 24-Hour Helpline (714) 590-2388 for a location near you. http://www.orangecountyna.org/meetings.html
Mary’s Kitchen A non-profit organization where you can get a free meal. Open from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday. A hot meal is served at 1:00 p.m. Showers are also available until noon Monday through Saturday. 517 W Struck Ave. , Orange, CA 92863, (714)633-0444
Crossroads Transitional Living and A Safe Place Transitional Living
Contact Michael Cades (Facility Director) at (714) 547-8477 and 714-466-0394