Web Links

Know-Your-Rights Tools

Legal Action Center (LAC) home page
LAC fights discimination against people with histories of addiction, HIV/AIDS, or cirminal records
LAC's Resource Library
LAC offers many different resources, organized by category, that allows individuals in these groups to learn about and exercise their rights
H.I.R.E. Network's home page
The H.I.R.E. network is an organization dedicated to generating opportunities for individuals with criminal records
H.I.R.E. Network publications
H.I.R.E. produces a number of downloadable handbooks providing advice to individuals with criminal histories on issues like obtaining documents and finding employment
H.I.R.E.'s reentry resource list
H.I.R.E also has a New York-specific reentry resource list, with a particular emphasis on employment 
Application for Certificate of Relief from Disabilities
The NYS DOCCS website offers a downloadable and printable applciation along with instructions for completion and submission.  
Conditions of Confinement - An electronic version of A Jailhouse Lawyer's Manual
A Jailhouse Lawyer's Manual is a self-help litigation manual for prisoners, with chapters available for download