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Hiring with Conviction: Creating an Inclusive Workplace for Justice Impacted People: Session 1


Date: Tuesday, 05/11/2021
Time: 1:00 - 2:30 pm

Region: All
Location: Webinar, , Statewide, NY

Event Status: Registration Closed


Dr. Genevieve Rimer

Dr. Genevieve Rimer

Dr. Genevieve Rimer has spent her career serving individuals post incarceration in a variety of capacities including mental health counseling, supervisory case management services at a reentry program and program administration.  She worked as a manager for a state organization where she designed, implemented and managed a social service day reporting center that provides education, support and resources to individuals currently on state supervision.  Her expertise in program development and program implementation led her to accept a management position at the Center for Employment Opportunities, a nationally recognized transitional employment program that provides immediate employment to justice involved individuals.  Her current role as a consultant and technical assistance provider includes providing technical assistance, support and training to workforce development professionals that are seeking to further their expertise in providing services to marginalized individuals.  

Dr. Rimer also provides internship field supervision to Master of Social Work Students.  She has a Master of Social Work degree and a Doctor of Social Work degree from the University of Southern California.

Who Should Attend:

All staff levels

Session Objective:

Building an Inclusive Workplace for People with Convictions:

There are many myths and realities that influence the hiring of justice-impacted people. This webinar walks employers through thinking about “behind the wall” prison employment as transferable skills and how to transform a workplace into an inclusive space for people with convictions. 

Topics discussed will include: 

  • How to facilitate internal training and communication.
  • Overview of the reentry population.
  • Background checking.
  • Supporting new hires with conviction history (reasonable accommodation around probation/parole reporting, GPS monitoring). 
  • Case studies that demonstrate how employers have grown their commitment to fair chance hiring.