A2J KNOW YOUR RIGHTS WEBINARS – June 2022

We believe it is important for people engaged with and impacted by the justice system to know their rights. That is why Safer Foundation, in partnership with the Women’s Justice Institute (WJI), is conducting a series of webinars to help people who are incarcerated and people with arrest and conviction records know their rights, know their remedies and also help connect them to legal and reentry resources.

Safer Foundation’s Access to Justice (A2J) Community Navigators conduct Know Your Rights Education sessions for people who are incarcerated and those with arrest and conviction records. They also connect people to legal services and reentry services. In addition, the Family Matters series of webinars covers some of the basics of family law, particularly focusing on how family law intersects with the criminal legal system.

REGISTER FOR OUR June 2022 WEBINARS BELOW:

Monday, June 20 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM – Housing and Driver’s Licenses

This session will cover the numerous housing protections that people with arrest and conviction records have at every level of government – federal, state, and local. You will also learn about the protections that exist for people seeking housing in the federally subsidized [public] housing market and in the private housing market. This session will also talk about new laws designed to help people retain their driver’s licenses even if they acquire fines and fees.

To Register, Click HERE

Tuesday, June 21 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM – Civic Engagement and Criminal Records Relief

This session will teach you about a broad range of forms of criminal records relief such as sealing and expungement (including automatic expungement thanks to the state’s new adult-use cannabis law), certificates of good conduct, healthcare worker waivers, and clemency. Voting protections and the US Census will also be covered.

To Register, Click HERE

Wednesday, June 22 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM – Employment, Occupational Licensing and Education

This webinar will cover the local, state, and federal legal protections that exist for people with arrest and conviction records in their search for employment. It will also provide useful information that will help guide you through the occupational licensing application process in Illinois (more than 25% of all occupations now require an occupational license). And finally, this session will provide clarity about a person’s ability to access federal financial aid and higher education.

To Register, Click HERE

Monday, June 27 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM – Civic Engagement and Criminal Records Relief

This session will teach you about a broad range of forms of criminal records relief such as sealing and expungement (including automatic expungement thanks to the state’s new adult-use cannabis law), certificates of good conduct, healthcare worker waivers, and clemency. Voting protections and the US Census will also be covered.


To Register, Click HERE

Tuesday, June 28 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM – Employment, Occupational Licensing and Education

This webinar will cover the local, state, and federal legal protections that exist for people with arrest and conviction records in their search for employment. It will also provide useful information that will help guide you through the occupational licensing application process in Illinois (more than 25% of all occupations now require an occupational license). And finally, this session will provide clarity about a person’s ability to access federal financial aid and higher education.

To Register, Click HERE

Wednesday, June 29 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM – Housing and Driver’s Licenses

This session will cover the numerous housing protections that people with arrest and conviction records have at every level of government – federal, state, and local. You will also learn about the protections that exist for people seeking housing in the federally subsidized [public] housing market and in the private housing market. This session will also talk about new laws designed to help people retain their driver’s licenses even if they acquire fines and fees.

To Register, Click HERE