Carla Nikol Perez

  • Hosted by Legal Assistance of Western New York, Inc.
  • Service location Rochester, New York
  • Law school University at Buffalo School of Law
  • Fellowship class year 2014
  • Program AmeriCorps Fellows Program

The Project

As an Employment Opportunity Legal Corps Fellow, Carla provided civil legal assistance to former criminal offenders and other disadvantaged persons in removing barriers to employment, such as applications for Certificates of Relief, correcting criminal record errors, assisting with driver’s license and occupational license issues and enforcing compliance with New York’s Civil Rights Law. Aside from direct legal services, a significant component of the project is outreach to the client population and educating/training for human services providers to assist in re-entry work.

Carla increased the capacity of the Rochester office to help disadvantaged individuals secure employment and replicate that success throughout LawNY’s 14 county service area.

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