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Workforce Summit; Success!

We want to thank all the people for supporting and coming to the 1st annual F5 Project ND Reentry Workforce Summit.   Never thought I could meet with these companies, job fair participant It’s nice to see everyone here wanting to help, Probation Officer This was a way better turnout than I’ve seen with other…
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ND Reentry Workforce Summit

The burden faced by men and women trying to find employment after having received a criminal record is one of the most difficult issues facing the workforce development industry. Successful reentry of clients leaving the criminal justice system and reentering society requires the coordinated efforts of court representatives, corrections staff, workforce professionals, social service agencies,…
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Anything and Everything seals, pardons, expungements in North Dakota

Please consider being a monthly donor to F5 Project for $20 a month, f5project.org/donate and make sure to hit the montly tab! I.  Loss & restoration of civil/firearms rights A.  Civil Rights The rights to vote and to hold public office are lost upon conviction of a felony and sentencing to imprisonment “during the term…
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Associated Press will no longer release mug shots, suspect names in minor crime stories

Move part of effort to ‘minimize harm on suspects’ who later gain employment or just move on in their lives.’     The Associated Press announced on Tuesday that it will no longer release mugshots or name of suspects involved in “brief stories about minor crimes.” AP reporter Farnoush Amiri shared the new guidance on Twitter,…
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Super Max Prison While Going Through Puberty

Imagine going to super max prison at 15 years old…   Imagine. Just imagine for a moment what it would be like to be 15 and in prison with people that are in there for murder and serving a life sentence. Imagine, for just a moment, sitting in your cell on the first night and…
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Update: ND Supreme Court decision on Criminal Record Seal

Hey all, just wanted to update you on the criminal record seal case that went before the North Dakota Supreme Court. The decision was reversed. Meaning that we didn’t get the opinion we wanted and this gentleman file we be unsealed. They concluded the district court misapplied the law, and they reversed the sealing orders.…
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House of Representatives Votes to Lift the Ban on Pell Grants for Those Incarcerated

  The House of Representatives has voted to lift the longstanding ban on Pell Grants for people in state and federal prisons. The provision to lift the ban was included in the appropriations minibus that cleared the House.  F5 Project advocated to our congressmen in Washington to co-sponsor this opportunity for those who are sitting…
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#FreedomFriday

#FreedomFriday     Supporting your fellow man is how you both succeed! Today’s #FreedomFriday is in recognition of one of our participants, Cody Enwesi, who has not only completed our Housing Program but has already used his certificate to get keys to his own place through Goldmark Property Management! Below is a short message from Cody: “It’s official and…
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Update on record reform law in North Dakota

Since House Bill 1256 became law; NDCC Ch. 12-60.1 there has been some controversy over the interpretation of the law. So much so that cases with similar facts have been treated differently. Some are being petitions to seal have been granted and some have not. State Attorneys believe they have the right interpretation of the…
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SEALING CRIMINAL RECORDS in North Dakota

How to seal your criminal records in North Dakota.  As you read through this you will find that it can be a little complicated. It is highly recommended that you retain an attorney for any court preceding. Otherwise, you will have to go one on one with the state attorney in front of a judge. …
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