DA Led Job Fair and Expungement Program (2022)

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Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office (Montgomery, AL)

Population: 199,054 | Number of Full-Time Prosecutors: 26 | Contact Information

The Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office (MCDA) has initiated a prosecutor led job fair that brings together previously convicted people in the community with local employers.  The job fair also provides attendees with assistance in drafting resumes, obtaining interview appropriate clothing, and developing interview skills.  In addition to the job opportunities, attendees can also get help with filing for expungement and obtaining government identification.

In order to reduce recidivism and increase public safety, the MCDA has partnered with probation, courts, local community groups, employers, and other governmental and non-profit service providers to help previously convicted people get jobs.  Based on indicators that employment is a significant factor in reducing recidivism, the MCDA has used its community partnerships to provide a one stop shop for job preparation, application, and other services that will help people with criminal histories obtain employment.  The program has garnered extremely positive responses from attendees, employers, and other community members.  MCDA is currently tracking data from the program to assist in evaluating the effect of this popular intervention.