By Zakia Williams
Six ex-offenders share their stories on what it’s like to be reminded of their past crimes with constant job rejections.
Donna Hobson, a mother of four, came to the Offender Aid and Restoration of Richmond (OAR) in 2011 after serving a 10-month sentence for a felony child neglect conviction. Hear what Hobson says keep her motivated.
Melvin Jones Jr., 53, shares the difficulty he faces in seeking employment while being homeless.
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Curtis Abbott, 59, served time for a DUI offense in the 80s. Hear what Abbot says is his biggest barrier in finding a job.
Paul Troutman, 46, explains why it’s more important now then ever for him to stay on course.
Emanuel Scott, 31, gives hope to ex-offenders that it is possible to find a job.