Licenses, Criminal Records & Employment: Road to Opportunity Project
With our Road to Opportunity Project, we remove civil legal problems that are barriers to work, such as licensing problems and inaccurate or misleading criminal background and arrest records. Almost all of the Road to Opportunity's work is on behalf of low-income Milwaukee County residents. Our goal is to improve our clients’ ability to get and keep family-sustaining jobs.
Most often, our Road to Opportunity Project focuses on these types of cases:
- Inaccurate or misleading criminal records or arrest records
- Denials or revocations of other, occupational licenses – such as child care, bus driver, nursing assistants & caregivers, and others
- Driver’s license revocations and suspensions
- Child support arrears
- Evictions or foreclosures
To get help with a civil legal problem that is a barrier to work, contact the Road to Opportunity Project (Licenses, Criminal Records & Employment) in our Milwaukee office.
Help with driver's license recovery is also available through the Center for Drivers License Recovery and Employability, a public-private partnership that includes Legal Action, Wisconsin Community Services, Milwaukee Area Technical College. and the City of Milwaukee Municipal Court. For information or to enroll in the CDLRE's services (including Legal Action's), call 414-297-6407 any day from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.