The Department of Corrections and Community Supervision (DOCCS) recognizes the importance of sustained employment for formerly incarcerated individuals who are supervised in the community. Employment provides a means to self-sufficiency and the ability to support their families
DOCCS also understands the needs of area employers and their ability to ask questions related to hiring formerly incarcerated persons and how supervision may impact their employment. Accordingly, in each of the seven Community Supervision Regions across New York State, a single point of contact--Employment Liaison--as been designated to communicate with area employers.
Area employers should contact the Employment Liaison in your respective county location for information about release conditions relating to employment, employment opportunities for individuals on supervision, or other employment questions or concerns.
The New York State Department of Labor offers information for job seekers and employers on incentives and options available to individuals with known barriers to employment like a criminal history, including the Work Opportunity Tax Credit and Federal Bonding Program.