Helping Individuals with criminal records Reenter through Employment

North Dakota

I. North Dakota Department of Labor

Contact:
North Dakota Department of Labor
600 E. Boulevard Ave., Dept. 406
Bismarck, ND 58505
701-328-2660
701-328-2031 fax
Web Site: www.nd.gov/labor/

Information about State Department of Labor resources may be of interest to:
• potential employers looking for incentives to hire individuals with criminal histories;
• service providers and individuals with criminal histories who are looking for assistance in finding employment; and
• researchers and policy makers looking at current programs to ascertain what programs are effective and serve their intended purpose.

A. Federal Bonding Program
The Federal Bonding Program provides fidelity bonding insurance coverage to individuals with criminal histories and other high-risk job applicants who are qualified, but fail to get jobs because regular commercial bonding is denied due to their backgrounds.

Contact:
North Dakota Job Service
P.O. Box 5507
Bismarck, ND 58506
701-328-2863
701-328-4894 fax

B. Tax Credits
The Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) is a federal tax credit to reduce the federal tax liability of private for profit employers to be used as an incentive for employers to hire individuals from eight different targeted groups: TANF recipients, veterans, ex-felons, high risk youth, summer youth, Food Stamp recipients, SSI recipients, and vocational rehabilitation referrals.

Contact:
Job Service North Dakota
1000 E. Divide Ave.
P.O. Box 5507
Bismarck, ND 58506
701-328-2997
701-328-4894 fax

C. Unemployment Insurance Office
Unemployment compensation is a social insurance program designed to provide benefits to most individuals out of work, generally through no fault of their own, for periods between jobs. In order to be eligible for benefits, jobless workers must demonstrate that they have worked, usually measured by amount of wages and/or weeks of work, and must be able and available for work.

The unemployment compensation program is based upon federal law, but administered by states under state law.

All new claims can be filed by phone at: 1-800-472-2222.

Contact:
Job Service North Dakota
1000 E. Divide Ave.
P.O. Box 5507
Bismarck, ND 58506
701-328-2868
701-328-4193 fax
E-Mail: jsnd@state.nd.us

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II. Criminal Record Repository

This is the agency individuals may contact to obtain a copy of their state rap sheet. The criminal record repository can also tell the individual who else is legally entitled to have access to his or her record.

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III. State Attorney General

Employers and service providers may obtain information from the state attorney general regarding occupational bars, the licensing of individuals with criminal records in certain jobs, and whether the state has laws that limit what employers may ask job applicants or protections against employment discrimination based on a criminal record.

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IV. State Department of Corrections

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V. North Dakota Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation

North Dakota Division of Field Services

Contact:
North Dakota Division of Field Services
3303 E. Main Ave.
Bismarck, ND 58502
701-328-6190
701-328-6186 fax
Web Site: www.state.nd.us/docr/

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VI. Legal Assistance


Free or low-cost legal resources, both in civil and criminal law, are helpful to individuals with criminal histories in learning about relevant state laws governing the expungement or sealing of criminal histories or addressing other legal issues resulting from having a criminal history.

 

A. State Public Defender

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B. Legal Services

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C. State Bar Association

Contact:
State Bar Association of North Dakota
515 1/2 E. Broadway, Suite 101
Bismarck, ND 58501
701-255-1404
Web Site: www.sband.org

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VII. Local Service Providers

Community agencies are available to assist individuals with criminal records find employment. This information will inform individuals with criminal records about government agencies and community-based organizations that assist with employment, education or vocational training. Researchers and policy makers may find this information useful in identifying agencies and service providers in order to evaluate the effectiveness of these programs.

 

Job Service North Dakota Offices

Contact:
Job Service North Dakota
P.O. Box 5507
Bismarck, ND 58506
701-328-2868
701-328-413 fax
Web Site: www.jobsnd.com

Human Service Centers

Human Service Centers provide a wide variety of services, including assessment and evaluation, individual, group and family therapy, case management, community-based sexual abuse treatment programs, residential therapeutic services, vocational rehabilitation services, medication administration and review for adults, adolescents, and children experiencing a variety of challenges associated with abuse and neglect, substance abuse, physical or developmental disabilities, domestic violence, outpatient psychiatric services, serious emotional disturbances, or serious mental illness.

Contact:
Web Site: www.Inotes.state.nd.us/dhs/

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