The HOPICS Team is growing!
We are looking for dedicated and devoted individuals to contribute to our team. There are currently several positions open at HOPICS
Click here to visit the HOPICS Careers Page
The Los Angeles Metro Debate League is looking for an Executive Director
- Passionate about issues of youth voice, equity, and school reform
- Significant experience & success in fundraising
- Experience building partnerships with districts & schools
- Candidates of color strongly encouraged to apply
for long time LARRP steering Committee Partner
Amity Foundation LA
INVEST is a program launched by LA County Workforce Development, Aging and Community Services (WDACS) and Probation Department, in collaboration with the County Office of Diversion and Re-Entry (ODR), to create employment opportunities for Adult Probationers in L.A. County. The program coordinates Probation supervision programs with the WDACS' workforce development system to provide training and support that will help Probationers enter into the workforce on a meaningful career path.
Shields for Families
Over 15 positions are posted for a wide range of human services positions, including for program managers, administrative assistants, drivers, mental health coordinators, community health workers, and Controller. Joe Paul Jr., Director of Workforce Programs joined the LARRP Steering Committee in March. To see a full list of open positions with Shields, click here.
Volunteers of America
LARRP member organization VOA is looking to fill over 100 positions! VOA has dozens of openings for case managers, housing specialists, monitors, and outreach workers, as well as clinical directors, program managers and job developers. Do you see yourself giving back to the community, making a meaningful difference in impacted people’s lives, helping to end homelessness and keeping people out of the revolving doors of LA County jail? If so, there may be the right job for you here.
The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) Has many job openings.
SHIELDS currently has OPEN POSITIONS. For more information, please visit
Employment Reentry Tools
Facts and Myths: Health Care Employment Opportunities for People with Criminal Records
Hosted by the National Reentry Resource Center
Health care is one of the fastest-growing employment sectors in the country, with the demand for qualified workers greatly exceeding supply in many areas. But people who have criminal records are often unable to enter or advance within this relatively high-paying sector due to a complex web of legal barriers that make jobs and licenses difficult or impossible to obtain.
This webinar separates the myths from the facts about these barriers in order to develop a better understanding of the true scope and impact of employment-related collateral consequences in the health care sector.
New Roads to Second Chances:
Want to Work? Chrysalis can Help!
Chrysalis is looking for workers for New Roads, a transitional job and job placement program for formerly incarcerated men and women currently on parole or probation. The program is made possible by a partnership between the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) and the City of Los Angeles Mayor’s Office of Reentry, and is managed by Chrysalis. Chrysalis is a job preparation agency designed to help individuals find, get, and keep a job.
Interested participants can go to a Chrysalis orientation at any of our three locations, 8:00 am Monday – Thursday. If you have any questions, please feel free to email Joseph Wise, Project Manager for Roads at firstname.lastname@example.org
Employment Committee program
August 29, 2019
- Which industries are welcoming to those with convictions
- Which industries are more difficult to access and navigation tips for accessing
- Common misconceptions on hiring practices
The goals of the Employment Work Group are to:
- Research evidence-based/best practices in the areas of vocational and soft-skills training, apprenticeships, and on-the-job training;
- Explore Community Benefit Agreements/labor agreements;
- Identify entrepreneurial opportunities to improve and increase employment readiness and job placement for formerly incarcerated or convicted people in LA County.
Employment Committee Mission
“To increase employment amongst the reentry population, resulting in greater stability, self-sufficiency, and an improved quality of life for the community at-large.”
Employers with 26 or more employees:
Employers with 25 or fewer employees or Non-profit corporations with 26 or more employees with approval to pay a deferred rate:
Employee Remedies including, but are not limited to, the following:
• Payment of wages unlawfully withheld;
• Payment of Sick Time Benefits unlawfully withheld; and/or
• An additional penalty of up to $120 to the Employee and up to $50 to the City for each day that either violation occurred or continued.
• In cases of retaliation, the Employee may be entitled to reinstatement and trebled the above.
An aggrieved Employee may file a civil court action.
Brookings has come out with a new report on occupational licensing.
Here’s a summary:
Occupational licensing - the legal requirement that a credential is obtained in order to practice a profession—is a common labor market regulation that ostensibly exists to protect public health and safety. However, by limiting access to many occupations, licensing imposes substantial costs: consumers pay higher prices, economic opportunity is reduced for unlicensed workers, and even those who successfully obtain licenses must pay upfront costs and face limited geographic mobility. In addition, licensing often prescribes and constrains the ways in which work is structured, limiting innovation and economic growth.
Researchers have studied these licensing impacts, and much of their analysis is well-summarized in a 2015 report released by the Obama administration. One important finding is that licensed workers tend to earn more than similar workers who are not required to obtain licenses: they receive a wage premium relative to unlicensed workers.
Employment changes lives. Success is possible. We would like to share some of those success stories with you.
Prior to accessing services in the community, Ricky lived life in the fast lane. He faced huge barriers in his job search; limited work experience, a felony conviction, and a large employment gap. He felt lost, and did not know how to explain these barriers to an employer. Despite his barriers, Ricky was determined to succeed.
Click here to read Ricky’s story.
“I grew up in Southeast Los Angeles where three generations of my family lived and began using drugs and alcohol at age seven. My father was a heroin supplier to the East Los Angeles area, and was either in prison or just never home.
Click here to read Ernie’s story
I left home when I was 17; I had been abused by my stepfather and had been using drugs for about 4 years. I ended up in Hollywood about a year later with no money and no place to live in 1977. I met many people involved with drugs and began using them myself. I spent the years between 1985 and 1999 going in and out of prison, being homeless and addicted to drugs.
Click here to read Ron’s story