Frequently Asked Questions
1. Are there any grants available to pay for training (CDL, most frequently)?Yes. The Delaware Department of Labor offers limited funding for qualified individuals in the workforce seeking training. Eligibility questions should be directed to the DOL. The following links should provide the information necessary to access these resources. https://joblink.delaware.gov/ada/r/training https://joblink.delaware.gov/ada/services/schools/SchResults.cfm
2. Where do I go for interview clothing?
The United States Probation Office has a fully stocked clothing closet on site that provides suits, ties, belts, shoes, and all available accessories to our population to ensure that they have the clothing necessary to make that best "first impression". Sizes vary according to availability.
3. Do I need to have a resume to get a job?
Rather than answering this question int terms of a defined "need", the reality is that it is a "must have" not a need. Most employers in the current marketplace require online applications to be completed prior to a scheduled interview. At that point, if you do not upload a resume, it will not reflect postively on you, as a candidate. The idea of any job search is to put your "best foot forward", in order to, separate yourself as a candidate, from your competition.
4. Will my probation officer let me work out-of-state?
This question can only be answered by your probation officer. The information necessary for your probation officer to be bale to make that determination is with you, the probationer. Therefore, the more information you provide regarding your goals, employment options, and reasoning with all assist in streamlining that process for your officer. It must be noted that every individual's situation is uniques and can only be answered on an individual basis, but one thing is clear, that you must be in full compliance with the terms of your supervised release.
5. How do I make it off probation? I'm tired of being in the system.
Read Carefully.... To successfully complete your term of supervised release (probation), there are a few very important points to consider:
. Listen to your probation officer's directives and advice. Recognizing that your probation officer is there to help you, is key in your ability to mpve forward in your life and put the "system" behind you.
. Don't let your probation officer find out anything... TELL HIM/HER EVERYTHING. in other words, maintain open and honest communication with your officer. It is only through open, honest communication that your Officer will be able to address your needs. whether they be employment, housing, substance-related or education. The bottomline is that Officer is there to help you. The moment you accept that as a reality, that is the moment you are one step closer to moving on to no longer being "justice-invloved".
. You are the only one that can controlyour destiny. That means making decisions that put you in the best possible position for your own personal progress. That means avoiding negative peers and "prople, places, and things" and surrounding yourself with family and friends that will support you in a healthy and positive way, so as to assist you in goals and objectives, rahter than prevent you from moving forward.