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The Students with a Criminal Record community is focused on providing resources for students and alumni with a criminal record. The information provided here is not exhaustive, but it is designed to address some of the basic questions and needs of students and alumni with a criminal record in order to ensure their career success.
UNT Student Legal Services provides students with legal advice, assistance, representation and education so students can focus on their education and stay in school despite any legal obstacles. The office can write letters, draft legal documents, represent students, or otherwise attempt to resolve legal problems. While general advice may be available, the office does not represent students in criminal matters (including traffic tickets). The services are free to enrolled students. To schedule an appointment with an attorney, contact the office at 940.565.2614.
In this presentation, Nondisclosure and Expunction, two attorneys from UNT Student Legal Services provide information on the difference between nondisclosure and expunction and outline the process for the state of Texas.
Would you like to get involved and learn more about students with justice system involvement? Check out the UNT student organization, Second Opportunity Networking Group (S.O.N.G.) on OrgSync, and watch the video below.
Take Charge of Your Future: Get the Education and Training You Need is a guide developed by the U.S. Department of Education for people who are incarcerated and for those on community supervision (probation and parole) to help them get started, or continue, on the path to further education and training.
The Reentry Services Directory was developed by the National Reentry Resource Center (NRRC) to help individuals who have been incarcerated, and their families, find local reentry services. The NRRC has compiled a list of organizations and service providers that can address different reentry needs, including housing, employment, and family reunification.
The Federal Interagency Reentry Council released a series of Reentry MythBusters, or fact sheets, clarifying existing federal policies that affect formerly incarcerated individuals in areas such as financial aid, public housing, employment, parental rights, Medicaid suspension/termination, voting rights and more.
Career path exploration, resume reviews, identifying transferable skills, LinkedIn profiles, cover letters, networking, and practice interviews are just a few of the services offered to UNT students and alumni free of charge! Check out Schedule an Appointment to meet with your Career Coach or Internship Specialist.