Expungement, Reentry and Career Development
According to the Leafly 2021 Jobs Report, the New Jersey legal cannabis industry employed 3,147 full-time equivalents during the 2021 calendar year. Since July 1, 2021, New Jersey has expunged more than 362,000 cannabis related convictions. The number of jobs supported by the New Jersey cannabis industry pales in comparison to the number of expungements, and although research indicates that expunging criminal records can improve job prospects for individuals with cannabis convictions, the New Jersey cannabis industry is not creating nearly enough jobs to meet demand.
More information on services and support can be found using the following links:
Click Here to apply online for expungement in New Jersey per directive N.J.S.A. 2C:35 &36.
Click Here to apply online for expungement in New York.
Click Here to review the Passaic County SmartBook, a resource for returning home.
Click Here to learn more about processes to obtain a certification of expungement for certain marijuana and hashish cases in accordance with the marijuana decriminalization law.
Learn more about The Last Prisoner Project an organization dedicated to reform, release and reentry programs.
Resources for Individuals with Disabilities
Click Here for the Dial-Center for Independent Living, a non-profit organization serving people with disabilities in Passaic and Essex counties.
Click Here to visit Career One Stop, a non-profit organization sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, and a source for career exploration, training and jobs for those with disabilities.