Know Your Rights: Understanding Juvenile & Criminal Records and Their Impact on Employment in New York State (2007)
The booklet highlights issues young people should be aware of when searching or applying for a job, such as:
- The differences between juvenile delinquency, youthful offender and juvenile offender adjudications;
- What must legally be disclosed about adjudications and/or convictions on a job application or interview;
- How to get a copy of their rap sheet and how to correct any errors;
- What types of employers can legally obtain a fingerprint based rap sheet;
- What other types of background checks are available to employers;
- What types of conviction records can be sealed, and how to get them sealed.
In addition, there is a section with sample job interview questions and answers and an extensive appendix that includes sample letters for sealing records, obtaining a copy of a DCJS rap sheet, and requesting a copy of the background check used by an employer to make an adverse employment decision.