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Bipartisan SB 37 addresses nightmarish Catch-22 of debt-driven license suspensions

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Published: Dec. 11, 2023, 2:54 p.m. By Joi Carter and Jill Rizika Read the article on Cleveland.com   Ohio employers and workers could receive an early holiday present through Senate Bill 37, which would slash the number of driver’s licenses suspended for failure to pay fees and fines. Enacting SB 37 will help end what The…

Reentry programs provide a vital job link between manufacturers and former inmates

Pictured are Richard Jackson, Mary Lamar, and Casey Wright, all graduates of ACCESS to Manufacturing Careers who are now valued employees at Talan Products on Cleveland’s east side0

Published November 27, 2023 05:50 AM Article by Dan Shingler Read the full article at Crain’s Cleveland The same pandemic that sent millions of Americans to work from home also created an opportunity for many others to go to work for the first time, as many new job openings went unfilled. Those who have been…

About Senate Bill 37

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Senate Bill 37 removes the ability to suspend a person’s license for non-driving related issues, such as unpaid parking tickets, therefore removing the barrier to employment for millions of hard-working Ohioans and businesses that employ them. Ohio sees roughly 3 million license suspensions per year with over 60% of these being for debt-related reasons, such…

Free Watch Party This Sunday: Film Holds Up Challenges & Triumphs Of Work & Reentry Experiences for 4 Clevelanders

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  For Immediate Release Media Contact:  Adaora Schmiedl, 216-696-7310, aschmiedl@towardsemployment.org   October 16, 2023 – CLEVELAND – Dominick Farinacci, international jazz artist, Cleveland native and co-creator of Modern Warrior LIVE, partnered with Towards Employment in June to create a live performance in collaboration with four Clevelanders with involvement in the criminal justice system who faced barriers to…

Real-Time Takes: Expungements – Coming Soon!

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Real-Time Takes A Policy Blogcast Expungements COMING SOON! On April 4, 2023, Ohio Senate Bill 288 went into effect which expands the eligibility for expunging or sealing criminal records and shortens waiting periods for filing a petition with the court.   The following offenses cannot be expunged or sealed: 1st or 2nd degree felonies 3…

WKYC Makes News for a Fan!

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By Laura Desmond Click here to read all of TE Pathway News: Fall 2023 Laura Desmond is a consultant for Towards Employment and attended the Chance to Advance event in June 2023. She purchased a gift for her family that was priceless. Pictured in the center is Jack Desmond and his family along with Laura Caso,…

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