This article is to address sex offenders job restrictions put forth by parole or probation officers.
Sex offenders often find themselves stuck between a rock and a hard place. Their PO wants them to gain employment, but does not feel comfortable letting them leave the house to fill out applications. This coupled with the internet restrictions makes it near impossible to gain any employment. Some sex offenders give up but others have found ways to earn the trust of their PO.
When a sex offender wants to be able to find a job they need to be able to actually go out and look for one. If you are finding yourself in a position where you are not allowed to leave the house to look for work then we have ways to help you get out of your house with your parole agents approval. First you will want to talk to your sex offender therapist. If you are on parole or probation you will most likely have one. Tell him what your problem is and ask him how you can fix this. Together you can come up with a plan that will be documented and well thought out. This plan will go over everything that can go wrong and how you plan to not offended while you are let out of your house. Simply saying that you won’t do it is not good enough. You have to come up with a plan that will help your agent know that you have a way out of every scenario. Say your crime is having sex with underage girls. There is one that you find attractive coming your way. She gives you a look like she is interested. What are you going to do? Are you going to turn around and walk the other way? These are the things your PO needs to know. They need to see that you have a backup plan and will implement it. Next get your back up plan approved by your therapist and have him contact your parole agent. Together they can come to a solution for you. It may only be 5 extra hours a week but it’s a start.
If you have a restriction involving computers and the internet you could use this same technique to be able to use them at government funded temp agencies. This is where you may apply online to places and build your resume. All of which will really help in finding employment.
Now doing this will not guarantee anything however it will give you a better chance than you had before.
If this article has helped you out in anyway please share this on your social media accounts or email it to other sex offenders that you may know. Together we can put an end to sex offender unemployment.