can often be a difficult and distressing process. This
process has become more concerning for job applicants, as employers increasingly rely
on records from commercial background check companies and the Department of
Children and Family Services (DCF) to evaluate candidates. A disposition in a criminal
case or an investigation by DCF - even those with favorable outcomes- may
become a barrier to employment for many individuals.
It is increasingly important for attorneys representing clients, particularly
indigent clients, in criminal cases or care and protection cases to understand
the impact cases may have on clients' employment prospects. This program will
discuss how records may be available to employers to evaluate job applicants,
and what advice attorneys can provide to clients about the impact of criminal or
C&P cases on future job applications.