Indy-area attorneys hosting re-entry job fair

Members of Indianapolis’ legal community are offering assistance today to help recently incarcerated people find the jobs and resources they’ll need to build their future.

The Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, U.S. Attorney Josh J. Minkler and the Public Advocates in Community re-Entry are partnering to host a communitywide resources and job fair at the Light of the World Christian Church, 4646 North Michigan Road in Indianapolis from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today. The resources and job fair is designed for people who have recently been incarcerated and now are looking for work.

“At McKinney, the law school has a demonstrated commitment to helping individuals re-enter society,” IU McKinney Dean Andrew Klein said in a statement. “Professors, staff, and law students work with community agencies throughout the year to provide a supportive network to those newly released persons seeking independence and stability outside of the prison walls. The fair hopes to bring critical resources and opportunities together in one central location.”

McKinney faculty, staff and students are managing the resource fair with help from Faegre Baker Daniels, Indiana Legal Services, Inc. and other Indianapolis-area attorneys. During the resource fair, individuals can receive free advice on legal issues such as record expungement, child support, license reinstatement and specialized driving privileges, as well as on non-legal issues such as resume drafting, SNAP and HIP 2.0 questions and information on low-income housing.

Meanwhile, employers such as the City of Indianapolis-Marion County Human Resources Division, Marriott Hotels, Goodwill, FedEx, the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles and others will be available to discuss employment opportunities. Additionally, community service providers such as the Indiana Department of Workforce Development and Independence Job Corps will be on-site to discuss their resources.

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