Lots of Updates

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October updates imageThere’s a lot of changes on Exoffenders that we’d like to tell you about. First, we’ve finished a large update to the site, which took us a lot longer than we had thought it would. Each time we thought it was ready to go, something broke or didn’t function right. Those problems have been fixed, and we’re done with the launch of the new Exoffenders site.

The new look was done to make the site more user friendly. We get a lot of visitors that use or site on their phone. The old look wasn’t great for mobile users, so we’ve tried to make it more mobile-friendly. We hope this makes it easier for our visitors to find what they’re looking for on their phones.

The employment section has been changed quite a bit, with some additional information on each companies page. There is a new feature on these, which is the overall user score for that company. We use the user feedback we receive on that company to create the score. There’s a brief overview on how those numbers are done here. The list of companies has also been updated, with some new additions as well as some removals.

Some of the other updates to the site include the reentry section, which has been updated to include information on five more states. The articles section now has all of the posts and articles that used to be scattered around the site. Also, the local section is the job search engine that is currently being fine tuned.

We hope the new design of the site works better for everyone. If you have any feedback or problems with it, please use the contact us form and let us know.

Also, we are still looking for one or two more ex-offenders to participate in an awesome project aimed at changing the way employers view ex-offenders. This is part of the national movement for change that has been mentioned in previous posts. If you are interested in helping out and live in or close to one of the areas listed below, please fill out this form. Thank you in advance for your interest in this.

Indianapolis, IN
Fort Wayne, IN
Louisville, KY
Lexington, KY
Dayton, OH
Columbus, OH
Cincinnati, OH


Thanks for taking time to read this, and we hope the changes we’ve made to the site are useful for you.

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4 responses to “Lots of Updates”

  1. Lois

    Thank you for this information. I work with Returning Citizens, and this is one of our biggest problems trying to get employers to hire our Returning Citizens. Here in Georgia, they can get temporary employment but that is only with certain temporary agencies. I am interested in knowing how we can educate the employer to understand that everyone needs a “Second Chance”. Someone gave them a second chance when it came to that bank loan, etc.

    Thanks again, I don’t know how I received your information but I am glad I did. Keep up the good work.

  2. Lorenzo

    Thank you

  3. The California section of resources and assistance was added in the Reentry section yesterday. There may be some things in there that might be helpful.

    As for extending services to California, we don’t currently provide any services besides running the website. The project mentioned in this post where we’re looking for ex-offenders is for a job.

  4. Denise McClendon-Jenkins

    Thank you for all the information you provide. I’d really like to know if you could extend your services to California, since this is where I reside. Although I strive to move forward in finding employment and stability, employers aren’t seeing it that way. I could really use some assistance here. Would you please help. Thank you.

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