Candidates must be at least 18 years old, convicted of a felony and either sentenced to community supervision or released from prison not more than 12 months from the first day of class.  He or she must also be living (or planning to live) in the Hamilton County area, in stable housing, and ready, willing and available to work at the time the program begins. We do not accept individuals with sex crime convictions, outstanding warrants, untreated mental illness, or active substance abuse disorders. Candidates must pass a drug screen to begin the program.
 We reserve the right to accept candidates that were released from prisoner or sentenced to community supervision more than 12 months from the first day of class provided that the principle barrier to employment is his or her criminal record AND space permitting.
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