My name is Sylvia Burrough I am a trained Job Developer, as a job developer one of our hardest tasks is trying to assist someone with background problems, people with probation or parole issues and someone with a sporadic employment record. I have learned through my 25 year career with government programs that all of these individuals are not bad people, I have some training in psychology, and through encountering these individuals at work and in the community I personally know that there is a desire and a willingness to obey the law and work in a lot of these individuals.
The problem is getting the United States Government and Business owners to understand that at one point these were not evil people and the longer we keep them out of the job market they slowly become our worst nightmare out of the need to fulfill their basic needs. A young man that is not assisted with job placement after the first conviction is forced to continue to age with no way to provide for his daily food, clothing and shelter, he therefore sometimes unfortunately has to commit another crime out of necessity, maybe hard to understand, but true. This is how some probation cases sometimes climb to parole cases.
Please take time to read about my concept and how it can make a permament change in someone that might appear to be a “repeat offender”, unable to change or has had little or no positive changes in their life.