Why should we consider hiring those with criminal backgrounds?  


Why Not??








 Please join us for our January program which will include a compelling panel of speakers discussing 

"Why we should reconsider those with criminal backgrounds"


Wednesday, January 17, 2018

The Avalon Manor, Merrillville, IN

Registration at 11:00 AM

Lunch at 11:30 AM

Presentation promptly at 12:00 Noon

(If you have any dietary restrictions/requirements please let Barbara Black, CMP, know ( We'll do our best to accommodate you)



Speakers:      Mayor Karen Freeman Wilson, Gary Reentry Coalition, Employer- City of Gary

                    Jennifer Jones, HIRE Coordinator, Indiana Dept. of Workforce Dev., State Reentry Program

                 Larry McKinley, Chief of Police, City of Gary, Gary 4 Life  Crime Prevention Program

                 Jim Jorgensen, Attorney with Hoeppner Wagner & Evans, LLP

Facilitator:   Bernard H. Henry, VP of Human Resources at Alverno Clinical Labs

Learning objectives:

  1. Demographics and statistics of population with criminal records
  2. Successful reintegration of those with criminal backgrounds
  3. Current legislation and programs for Reentry(Hire)
  4. Current practices employers are following regarding hiring of applicants with criminal records.
  5. Best Practices for Employers to follow when interviewing applicants 

Recertification Credit Hours Awarded: 1 Specified Credit Hours




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A fully licensed insurance agency with a staff of three, offering Auto, Home,

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Marti is a Certified Counselor and helps companies, big and small, with core benefits enrollment,

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