Everyone deserves a second chance, some need more than a second and we need to reach out as a community to help so our brother’s and sister’s of all race won’t become REPEAT and HABITUAL offenders (and for those that already are, let’s help them too) Think about how hard it is to find a job with no criminal history - now image how difficult it is when you are a convicted felon! There are programs out there to help, here are a few.
I.C.A.R.E (Individuals Caring about Rehabilitation & Education)
Hewitt Business Center - 1001 S. Marshall Street Winston-Salem, NC
Sabrina Gist 336-995-1082 or Abullatef Uqdoh 336-995-5584
I.C.A.R.E. wants to help ex-offenders transition to life on the outside by helping them employment, education and housing information
Winston-Salem’s Project Re-entry program (felons that are within 90 days of being released)
2701 University Parkway (PO Box 4200) Winston-Salem, NC 27115
Phone 336- 748-4666
Goodwill Workforce Development
Winston-Salem Workforce Development Center
2701 University Parkway, Winston-Salem NC
Northwest Piedmont Service Corpse
Forsyth County / Rockingham County
908 W. 1st Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27101
You can also visit this site for more locations to apply
If I am a convicted felon how can I have the right to vote?
People with felony convictions may vote upon completion of all supervised release.Convicted Felons CAN vote if they have their citizenship restore by the following:
Any person convicted of a crime, whereby the rights of citizenship are forfeited, shall have such rights automatically restored upon the occurrence of any one of the following conditions:
(1) The unconditional DISCHARGE of an inmate by the State Department of Correction or the North Carolina Department of Correction, of a probationer by the State Department of Correction, or of a parolee by the Department of Correction; or of a defendant under a suspended sentence by the court.
(2) The unconditional PARDON of the offender.
(3) The satisfaction by the offender of all conditions of a conditional pardon.
(4) With regard to any person convicted of a crime against the United States, the unconditional discharge of such person by the agency of the United States having jurisdiction of such person, the unconditional pardon of such person or the satisfaction by such person of a conditional pardon.
(5) With regard to any person convicted of a crime in another state, the unconditional discharge of such person by the agency of that state having jurisdiction of such person, the unconditional pardon of such person or the satisfaction by such person of a conditional.