Are you interested in applying for a Connecticut pardon? On this page, you can learn some tips on improving your pardon application. If you participate in some of the below tips, you can strengthen your pardon application and increase your chances of having your pardon granted. Learn more below.
Get a Job
Consider getting a job, if you don’t have one, even if it is just part-time. A major part of the pardon application is employment history, and a current pay stub or W-2 to verify your current employment. If you have not had a job in years, or since your conviction, you should consider getting a job, even if it is just part-time. If you have interest in a certain field, go out and seek an internship opportunity. Whether you have a job or not, you may want to consider volunteering in your spare time. For more information on searching for a job, visit the Connecticut Job Center.
You may want to consider going back to school, and furthering your education. Whether you only finished middle school, or you have a bachelor’s degree, consider going back to high school to get your degree, or enrolling in some classes at your local community college. If you are not looking to get a degree, sign up for painting classes, or karate lessons.
If you are currently dealing with mental health issues or substance abuse issues, consider getting treatment. There are many resources that you can look into and reach out to for help including Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services and Alcoholics Anonymous.
Start volunteering or getting involved in activities or organizations in your community. You can start with your town or city’s website and find organizations that there are in your town. You can look into joining national organizations like Habitat For Humanity or Salvation Army. Your community is likely to have many different opportunities to volunteer like a community garden, dog shelter, soup kitchen, and more. Your town may offer groups to join like sports teams or art clubs. Visit The Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services for more information on getting involved in the community.
Work on yourself and your relationships with friends and family. If you are struggling with having a criminal record or it is affecting your relationship with friends, family, or significant others, look into ways to improve these things. Reach out to people who you once were close with and lost touch, and those who you are not as close with any more. For more help on improving your life and your relationships with others visit Turning Point.
Your Fresh Start
If you are interested in obtaining a pardon, all of the above tips could strengthen your pardon application. Even picking one or two of these things to work on could make a big impact on the Board of Pardons. For assistance with a Connecticut pardon application, contact our office. We are happy to guide you through this process.