Helping Individuals with criminal records Reenter through Employment

Occupational Licensing Survey (2006)

This survey details the criteria for applying and being eligible to obtain many different New York State issued occupational licenses. It can assist individuals with criminal records, employment counselors, and others who work with them to identify those State licenses for which they are eligible. (This survey does not cover federal licenses or other federal employment barriers.) The survey shows that there are only a few statutes that automatically bar individuals with criminal records from licensure solely on the basis of past convictions, and most of those statutes provide for lifting the automatic bar when an individual is granted a Certificate of Relief from Disabilities, a Certificate of Good Conduct, or Executive Clemency (pardon).

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