Criminal Records

Getting a job is hard, and it can be even harder if you have a criminal record. Many employers will do a background check before they hire you. To know your rights and help you get and keep a job, you need to know what is on your criminal record.
This article explains your rights when applying for a job, including criminal records, drug testing, disabilities, pregnancy, discrimination, and more.
If you want to get your criminal record erased, first you may want to visit the CT Department of Correction pardon application page to find the forms you will need, and to read about how it works.
The Prison Reentry Initiative works with community partners, state agencies and other reentry stakeholders to support the reintegration of formerly incarcerated residents into the New Haven community.Also see:City of New Haven basic...
If you were arrested in CT when you were under 18, you probably have a juvenile record.A juvenile record does not go away on its own. You are better off without one because having a record can make it hard to get a job, get into college or...
If government agents question you, it is important to understand your rights. You should be careful about what you say when approached by federal, state or local law enforcement officials. If you give answers, they can be used against you...
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