Resources for Felons

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Our resources for felons section was created to provide you with additional help. We try to keep our lists as updated as possible. Unfortunately, there are some things we just cannot do. We created our resources for felons page to help. Here you will find other websites that may be of assistance to you. This is sort of a page of resources that really don’t have a place anywhere else on the site. If you’re looking for available resources for felons, this might have something for you. If you feel something should be on this page that isn’t, please let us know.

These resources aren’t just related to employment. We add programs and companies to our resources for felons list that we feel can help. Also, we’ve added other sites either for ex-offenders or created by ex-offenders. Please check them out and give them your support as well! There is also a few books on this page that ex-offenders will find helpful.

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Online Resources


LegalMatch – A lot of people ask us legal questions that we just can’t answer. We aren’t lawyers, and we can’t give you legal advice. This is a website where you can find a local lawyer if you need representation. You write what you’re seeking representation for, and lawyers will contact you.

Debt.com – This is a site that helps credit reporting and repair.

Local Saver – If you’re on a budget, you know that every little bit counts. LocalSaver is a coupon website that works with over 10,000 local businesses across the US. It’s completely free to use and they have a mobile app as well.

Monster – This is one of the largest employment websites in the world. It’s a great tool for people trying to find a job or career.

SnagaJob – SnagaJob is another great online resource for finding employment.


Books


The Ex-Offender’s Job Hunting Guide: 10 Steps to a New Life in the Work World – This book saved me. I got a copy of it when I was in a reentry program from a family member. It is so amazingly useful for people that are nearing their release. It prepares a person with a criminal record for what they’re going to have to face in a job search. I highly recommend this book.

Support Programs for Ex-Offenders: A State-By-State Directory – This is an amazingly helpful book written by Harry Spiller. If you’re struggling to find help, I would recommend giving this a read.

Beyond Bars: Rejoining Society After Prison – Another really good resource for ex-offenders. It covers a lot of things that we encounter when we leave confinement. It’s written very well.

Jobs For Felons – Written by Michael Ford, it has helped out quite a bit of our sites visitors in the past. I’m sure it will continue to do so as well.


Other Ex-Offender Related Websites


Felon Opportunities – A site with information on jobs and housing, as well as additional resources for felons. The site has a lot of good information broken down by state.

Freedom 4 Felonz – A great site run by another ex-offender who took charge of his life and became his own boss. He’s involved in numerous different online ventures that he makes a living from. The best part about this site is that he wants to help you learn how to do it too! If you’re interested in working for yourself from home, definitely check Freedom4Felonz out.



The Resources for Felons page was last updated on 8/22/2016.

Comments 11

  1. Good morning- what is the program called that helps with rental assistance for 3 months if you have a co-occurring mental health and addiction issue?
    thank you

  2. Well I’ve been out of prison like six months yes it’s hard for me but I’ve made alot of mistakes but I’ve changed for a better person that I am today. Just need help in some way s maybe there is someone out there that can give me a guide towards resources because I believe in chances but we as people make mistakes, we are not perfect if we was this world will be perfect..Thank you for listening to me may u have a bless day .

  3. Chris you need to file for FAFSA and look to the grants available for going to college. I am currently in the last semester of my junior year at a major University and have not needed any loans yet. You can also look toward volunteering in programs such as AmeriCorps, who provide living stipends and financial rewards toward education for providing your volunteer work, which also adds to your resume.

  4. My friend will be released soon and I really like the support information this site offers. He has a rough history and normally goes back to the same habits. Habits I don’t have. I really hope he is able to see the resources and find them useful. I’d really like to know how best to be a good support for him. I found this site looking for support information.

  5. I am going thru the same thing as everyone who has a felony. Since no one would hire me i decided to register in college and get an education instead of blaming the sytem i am using the system to get me educated. I have been in college 3years and i am majoring in correctional science and administration of justice. I will graduate in the fall of 2016. I plan to use my education to be a youth counselor. My advise to all of you men and women dont let the system get to u. U get to them and get your self educated and let the system pay for your education and transportation.

  6. I’m a past convicted felon I have changed my life for the better im going to school but now my Loans are getting racked up ..I was wanting to know if they are a program to help me ?..

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