CA: Please tell us your experience working with an America’s Job Center of California to gain employment

Source: Friends Outside of Los Angeles County

Friends Outside of Los Angeles County would like to talk with persons who have a sex offense and who are working with an America’s Job Center of California (AJCC) to gain employment.

The purpose is to gain information about your job-seeking experience through a 60-75 minute phone or zoom interview.

All information is confidential and anonymous.

Our overall purpose is to conduct research about promising practices for helping registrants obtain employment.

You will be given $500 gift card for your time.

Contact Arthur Smiley at, or call (213) 215-5141.

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There are some staffing agencies that still don’t do background checks. If you’re fresh out of jail or prison, with no where to turn, those are your best bets. Some of the other parolees might have a say at which staffing agencies don’t do the background checks. Then, if you do extremely well, work your butt off, respect others, mind your own business, at least from my experience, they’ll hire you right away. That’s what I had to do when I had just got out of prison a few years ago.

Eventually, after like four years of working my ass off, and after going to dozens of interviews, I was able to find a nice office job with an employer that was willing to overlook my background.

School helps. But it isn’t necessary, especially if you stick to construction or warehouse type jobs.

Good luck to everyone out there. The odds are definitely against us.

Last edited 11 months ago by The Static-99R Is A Scam

Interestingly, back in 2006-2007, I got a letter from CDCR saying that I must have a job and housing lined up and approved by Parole before being able to be released on parole. Thankfully, prior to prison, I was buying a home from a friend who held it for me until after I was out and that I was also self-employed where I went right back to work. Nearly everyone I knew of who were in prison for a sex crime conviction was not allowed to get paroled and were continually held.

I remember clearly being told “Don’t both packing your sh*t, because child molesters don’t leave when their time runs out”. Fearing for my safety, I got in his face and said I ain’t no chomo and will be out in just a few hours. Thankfully, the correctional officers a few hours later came in and let me know it was time to go.

How people are getting out with no jobs, I don’t know. I wonder how many people were beaten or killed because they didn’t get out when they were told they would, signifying they were child molesters in the minds of those who were targeting them.

I work for a military warehouse, hire date 2005 *currently employed at military warehouse, 3 weeks ago I applied at the airport, I was simply testing to see if i background & see if past history was going to haunt me, thankfully I cleared to background. I’m not exactly sure what came up, had my situation in 98, so currently working 2 jobs, not because of past or current bills, not because of child support, basically looking to get ahead more in life, so roughly working no less than 80 hour weeks * yikes * does any one know of an attorney, I already have 22+years of this registration, I petitioned with public defender but seems like the balls not rolling. so I’m thinking if I hired an attorney that balk would start to roll with results *thank you,


It was a long time ago and the data may be useless now, but I was released in 1991 and immediately sought assistance landing a job through a community program in Orange County called Jobs+. I ended up landing a job on my own but they did try to help.

Also want to share this – after being at the same job for 30 years I recently took a new job and they did a background check through an outside agency. I gave them the heads up that depending on how far back into my past they want to go, they might see something they don’t like and left it at that. They cleared me with the background check and I got the job.