Center for Community Alternatives http://waer.org en Advocates Applaud Bed, Bath & Beyond Fines for Denying Jobs to Those with Criminal Records http://waer.org/post/advocates-applaud-bed-bath-beyond-fines-denying-jobs-those-criminal-records <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Local advocates that try and help people get jobs after they’ve been convicted of crimes say the “Bed, Bath and Beyond” settlement this week could help.&nbsp; <a href="http://ag.ny.gov/press-release/ag-schneiderman-announces-settlement-major-retailer-end-ban-hiring-applicants-criminal">New York’s Attorney General fined the national retailer </a>for automatically excluding any job applicants with a criminal history, violating state labor laws.</p><p> Fri, 25 Apr 2014 19:21:33 +0000 Chris Bolt 17402 at http://waer.org Advocates Applaud Bed, Bath & Beyond Fines for Denying Jobs to Those with Criminal Records Trying to Get 16-and-17-year-olds Out of Adult Courts and Prisons http://waer.org/post/trying-get-16-and-17-year-olds-out-adult-courts-and-prisons <P></P> <P>A coalition of criminal justice, children’s and civil rights groups is trying to change how teenagers are treated in the New York’s criminal justice system.&nbsp; They want to keep young people accountable if they’ve committed a crime…but also preserve their future. Thu, 29 Aug 2013 20:51:55 +0000 Chris Bolt 7200 at http://waer.org Trying to Get 16-and-17-year-olds Out of Adult Courts and Prisons