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companies that hire sex offender

my son who is 16 will be out next year and on parole for 4 years and will be a rso for life. Where and what company will give a rso a chance? Will he be able to go to college and get financial aid and also go back to high school? I worry about his challenges he will have to endure. i am in Oregon, plz anyone with answers!

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nathanrabalais
nathanrabalais

ok well i might be able to help you i dunno about high school because my offense happend after high school but i can tell you he will not be able to get a grant at all for college he can get loans and that's about it but with him being a felon and a RSO he will be denied a grant this is thanks to our wonderful goverment and as for work he'll just have to try his best to find a job alot of places will say no because of his record but it never hurts to try and with college he would have to let the school know and the campus police know also register the school his got alot of work ahead of him and more then likely if he does what his suppose to do and everything goes ok he will be able to get off he would just have to petition the judge and see what he says but he would have to set goals and complete everything to do that
deleted_user
deleted_user

What about being self-employed? He's lucky, ironically, that he's young. He should stretch his imagination and think of something to do that doesn't require "being hired." Many men who are older don't have this kind of latitude. They have to live with the skills they have and can't necessarily go into self-employment. Your son might also consider moving to another country. He'll be off parole at 20. He can get his passport back. He could go and never have to deal with this shit.
nathanrabalais
nathanrabalais

ya this is something i'm thinking about doing and that's become my own employee there are alot of things you can do when your your own boss just gotta find what your good at
and only person who can say no to you is your self
deleted_user
deleted_user

I would start by going to placement companies. They will try their best to find employers that will hire him.
Also, if you aren't an Oregon RSOL member, I would contact your state leader, they might have some answers for you as well. There is also another group called SOSEN. They have a HUGE amount of information on thier site as well as individual state groups. I know they have an Oregon group.
Here are the links
http://www.reformsexoffenderlaws.org
http://sosen.org
Hope this helps!
Hugs!
deleted_user
deleted_user

here is your Oregon state RSOL leader's information:
Primary Contact: Shelley Ledbetter
Postal Address: P.O. Box 1857 Pendleton, OR 97801
Website: http://www.oregonvoices.org/
deleted_user
deleted_user

Sixteen and a life sentence, how terrible! My heart goes out to you!
deleted_user
deleted_user

Those under 18 with these permanent records should really REALLY write your personal stories to the politicians. Information on another recent post I put up and somom answered with the address of where to send them.
deleted_user
deleted_user

I wrote and wrote to representatives about my 17 year old son's charges. They DON'T CARE!!!!!!!!!!! They won't care until it happens to their child!

To answer your question about employment......
Check out this website
http://www.goodwill.org/goodwill-for-you/specialized-services/people-with-criminal-backgrounds
deleted_user
deleted_user

I know you did. And you fight awfully hard. My heart breaks over these underage sentences. I cannot imagine why many crimes are not charged as adults, but as juveniles. But when it comes to sex - BAM! Even the kid is 8 years old he can get handled like an adult..

But it the offense involves CP, it seems that Vicki Henry and CautionClick both have access to lawmakers interested in reviewing the laws. CP is up 2500% and apparently someone is interested in our stories.
deleted_user
deleted_user

Thank goodness! That's great news! I'm glad to hear that there are people fighting the CP laws! IT's crazy! I am a firm believer in prosecuting those who CREATE the sites, not those who might accidentally view them!
But, then again, that would mean going after our own governmental agencies! Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
oncefallendotcom
oncefallendotcom

In regards to employment as an RSO. We cover this a lot. Maybe I need to make a page for it.

Anyways, most big chains will not hire. Target for sure will not. Chances are any place seen as kid-friendly won't, either. Hell, even places that don't cater to kids but to women won't, either.

From what I've seen, your best bet is either self-employment or construction/manufacturing work.

If you are good at computers, I'd suggest learning a computer skill such as web design. That is always in high demand.

Also, I'd suggest also considering collecting SSI/ Disability. Being an RSO meets the legal definition of a disability, I've been told.
deleted_user
deleted_user

that is so terrible 16 and a life sentence as an RSO what sort of world do we live in something must be done my thoughts are with you.
red55
red55

There are basically two schools of thought.

One is for the RSO to scratch out a living however he or she can within the confines of the law. In my state that means that you can not do any work or Volunteer work without notifying the state on a day to day basic if the location changes. This means that you are in violation of the law if you so much as pick up cans on the side of the road without telling the state which road you are working on a daily basic and the road must meet the states restrictions requirements. If you try to work Temporary employment you must inform the state each time they move you to a new work location for it to be approved usually that takes two or three days at least. So Temporary employment is impossible.

The other reasoning is that so many restrictions have been place on the RSO for the sake of public safety (not punishment) that this qualifies as a disability . RSO ,s are limited in their employment because of public safety concern ( their words not mine) and I believe RSO's should be compensated in the form of disability . This is only being paid for their handicap which has restricted our work locations and vocations. This is as much as a disability as the loss of a limb or and eye. Some believe that any compensation paid by the government is taking away from the average taxpayer . I believe we are just taking back the taxes that the individual paid in over the years. Social security is an insurance that we have all paid into to provide us with a life if it becomes impractical for us to work. The idea that somehow taking Social security when it is impractical to work is unethical is like telling someone that his health insurance ,that the paid for, paying a bill is sponging off of other insurance customers.
red55
red55

There are basically two schools of thought.

One is for the RSO to scratch out a living however he or she can within the confines of the law. In my state that means that you can not do any work or Volunteer work without notifying the state on a day to day basic if the location changes. This means that you are in violation of the law if you so much as pick up cans on the side of the road without telling the state which road you are working on a daily basic and the road must meet the states restrictions requirements. If you try to work Temporary employment you must inform the state each time they move you to a new work location for it to be approved usually that takes two or three days at least. So Temporary employment is impossible.

The other reasoning is that so many restrictions have been place on the RSO for the sake of public safety (not punishment) that this qualifies as a disability . RSO ,s are limited in their employment because of public safety concern ( their words not mine) and I believe RSO's should be compensated in the form of disability . This is only being paid for their handicap which has restricted our work locations and vocations. This is as much as a disability as the loss of a limb or and eye. Some believe that any compensation paid by the government is taking away from the average taxpayer . I believe we are just taking back the taxes that the individual paid in over the years. Social security is an insurance that we have all paid into to provide us with a life if it becomes impractical for us to work. The idea that somehow taking Social security when it is impractical to work is unethical is like telling someone that his health insurance ,that he paid for, paying a hospital bill is sponging off of other insurance customers
oncefallendotcom
oncefallendotcom

I have no qualms about having the "common taxpayers" who support Megan's Flaw paying my bills. If they support those laws, they can support me.