Benjamin Haskin

  • Hosted by Legal Assistance of Western New York, Inc.
  • Sponsored by AmeriCorps, Legal Assistance of Western New York, Inc.
  • Service location Jamestown, New York
  • Issue area Employment
  • Fellowship class year 2016
  • Program AmeriCorps Fellows Program

The Project

Assist those facing employment difficulties stemming from criminal convictions or discrimination. Activities include assisting individuals applying for Certificates of Relief from Disabilities/Certificates of Good Conduct, assisting individuals on the sex offender registry, numerous different administrative actions, and filing employment discrimination cases.

Ben is the only individual in his four county service area doing criminal re-entry work. Many individuals have old convictions that act as an impediment to finding gainful employment. Also, in the realm of employment discrimination, the project assists individuals who would not be able to afford a private attorney to pursue such cases.

 

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