Ex-Offender Services

 

 

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Franklin Hampshire Career Center Consolidates Offices - Northampton Career Center has Moved into the Greenfield Career Center Starting August 25, 2017.  

Franklin Hampshire Career Center is now providing limited services, on a part-time basis,
at Forbes Library on 20 West Street in Northampton.
Please see the Workshop Events calendar: Northampton Outstation at Forbes Library,
to learn more about services at Forbes Library.

Click here for full announcement.

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Wednesday afternoon at the Forbes Library
Career Center Seminar
To register, please call the Greenfield Career Center:
413-774-4361 / 800-457-2603 (toll free)

 

The Massachusetts Parole Board Reentry Program provides transitional planning, supervision, and assistance to former offenders and directs them to relevant services that promote responsible conduct. One of those services is the Franklin Hampshire Career Center.

Ex-offenders face multiple barriers to employment — unexplained gaps in the work history, problems with references, background check clearance, lack of access to technology training. The Franklin Hampshire Career Center serves all job seeking customers, including ex-offenders. We have job search materials specifically designed for ex-offenders. In addition, the Federal Bonding Program can be utilized once an ex-offender has a job offer. This can be a good tool to use if an employer is hesitant about hiring and bonding might make the difference. We also have information regarding CORI checks and what can be expected when being CORIed.

The Career Center partners with the Hampshire and Franklin County Houses of correction to provide pre-release career counseling and job readiness training to inmates. Our registration process is easy to complete and must be done to become a Career Center member and access our services. Contact the Career Center at (413) 774-4361 (Greenfield) or (413) 586-6506 (Northampton) for more information.

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