Justice Involved Individuals and Recruitment

Event date:
Thursday, March 19, 2020 7:30am - 11am
Hilton Garden Inn

25% of the American population has a criminal record; of those, almost 20 million have at least one felony criminal conviction. Learn how Washington's Fair Chance Act has changed recruitment practices. Learn about valuable tax credits and incentive programs available for offering second chance employment opportunities from experts at the Employment Security Department.


About our presenters:

James Walker is the ESD Reentry Program Operator. He provides oversight and technical assistance for reentry statewide. He has an extensive background working in the adult corrections system and with programs and operations that assist justice involved persons successfully transition from incarceration to the community. James has great passion for this work and appreciates the opportunity to make a difference for others.

Teresa Sparks, GCDF began her career with ESD in Offender Employment Services. She graduated from Correctional Worker CORE Training at the Washington State Penitentiary in Walla Walla, worked at Coyote Ridge and as a WorkSource supervisor in Yakima and Sunnyside. Teresa has a passion for assisting Justice Involved individuals succeed and make strides toward economic self-sufficiency, better lives and reduced recidivism.

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Thursday, March 19, 2020

Breakfast from 7:30-8:00 a.m.; 3-hour workshop to begin at 8:00 a.m.


SHRM Members: $50

Non SHRM Members: $60

Students: $40 (must show current ID)


Hilton Garden Inn, 401 E Yakima Ave, Yakima, WA

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This workshop is eligible for 3.0 SHRM credits. For more information, email programs@yakimashrm.org.