YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – The Mahoning-Youngstown Community Action Partnership (MYCAP) agency teamed up with local law students to hold a clinic Saturday to help those with felony or misdemeanor convictions in Ohio get employed.
The Certificate of Qualification for Employment (CQE) clinic was a way to help anyone with a criminal background find a job.
Officials did this by helping those interested sign and send a petition to a judge to look over. It served as a second chance for those who have been overshadowed by their past, and as a way to move forward.
“This second chance with the CQE means that it will remove the liability from potential employers so they can look at the person for the person, and not just for their criminal record,” said CQE Coordinator Ray Hartsough.