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American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Kentucky
315 Guthrie Street, Suite 300
Louisville, KY  40202
Phone: (502) 581-1181
Fax: (502) 589-9687

  • The American Civil Liberties Union of Kentucky (ACLU) is freedom's watchdog, working daily in courts, legislatures and communities to defend the individual rights and liberties guaranteed to all people by the Constitution of the United States and the Commonwealth of Kentucky

Appalachian Research and Defense Fund-- AppalReD
120 North Front Avenue
Prestonsburg, KY 41653
Phone: (606) 886-3876 

  • AppalRed Legal Aid is committed to providing high quality civil legal services in a manner that promotes equal access to justice, encourages self sufficiency and empowers the lives of low income individuals and families in eastern and south central Kentucky. 
  • With 9 offices, 35 advocates and approximately 30 support staff, we have the skills, experience, and dedication to help people with a wide variety of civil legal problems.

Office Locations
Barbourville Office
460 Court Square
Barbourville, KY 40906
Phone: (606) 546-5115
Toll free: (800) 441-5115
Fax: (606) 546-5117

Centralized Intake Office
P.O. Box 567
Richmond, KY 40476-567
Phone: (866) 277-5733        

301 Greensburg Street
Columbia, KY 42728
Phone: (270) 384-4707
Toll free: (800) 888-4707        
Fax: (270) 384-5907

Harlan Office
108 South Main Street Suite 202
Harlan, KY 40831
Phone: (606) 573-6301
Toll free: (800) 456-6301
Fax: (606) 573-6303

Hazard Office
600 High Street
Hazard, KY 41702
Phone: (606) 439-2315
Toll free: (800) 866-2315
Fax: (606) 439-4364

Jackson Office
100 Highway 15 South Suite 211
P.O. Box 725
Jackson, KY 41339
Phone: (606) 666-4941 or (800) 955-4941
Fax: (606) 666-9815

Low Income Taxpayer Clinic Office
108 College Street
Somerset, KY 42501
Phone: (606) 679-7313        
Toll free: (800) 866-7313        
Fax: (606) 679-7315

Pikeville Office
111 Caroline Avenue
Pikeville, KY 41501
Phone: (606) 432-2181
Toll free: (800) 750-2181
Fax: (606) 432-2183

Prestonsburg Office
120 North Front Avenue
Prestonsburg, KY 41653
Phone: (606) 886-3876
Toll free: (800) 556-3876
Fax: (606) 886-0079 or (606) 886-3704

Somerset Office
108 College Street
Somerset, KY 42501
Phone: (606) 679-7313 or (800) 866-7313
Fax: (606) 679-7315

Ball-Quantrell Jones Recovery Center for Women 
1524 Versailles Rd.
Lexington, KY 40504
Phone: (859) 252-2002        
Fax:(859) 252-2592  

Cabinet for Workforce Development
500 Mero Street
Capital Plaza Tower, 2nd Floor
Frankfort, KY 40601
Phone: (502) 564-6606 
Fax: (502) 564-7967 

  • Information about State Department of Labor resources may be of interest to potential employers looking for incentives to hire individuals with criminal histories; service providers and individuals with criminal histories who are looking for assistance in finding employment; and researchers and policy makers looking at current programs to ascertain what programs are effective and serve their intended purpose.
  • Unemployment compensation is a social insurance program designed to provide benefits to most individuals out of work, generally through no fault of their own, for periods between jobs. In order to be eligible for benefits, jobless workers must demonstrate that they have worked, usually measured by amount of wages and/or weeks of work, and must be able and available for work

Community Services-Work Release Program
Kentucky Department of Corrections
2349 Lawrenceburg Road
P.O. Box 2400
Frankenfort, KY 40602
Phone: (502) 564-7023 
Fax: (502) 564-5229

  • Under the Community Center program, inmates who are near their parole eligibility dates are housed close to their hometowns in halfway houses under contract to the Kentucky Department of Corrections. Approximately 500 inmates participate in this reintegration program. The program assists inmates in becoming reacquainted with their families and community, and gives them a head start in seeking employment. In addition, many inmates are enrolled in vocational school and college programs. The centers also provide counseling services and employment assistance.

Division of Probation and Parole
Kentucky Department of Corrections
2349 Lawrenceburg Road
Frankfort, KY 40602
Phone: (502) 564-4221 
Fax: (502) 564-5783 

  • The primary function of the Division of Probation & Parole is to supervise offenders who have been placed on probation or parole. Parole officers provide rehabilitation services to parolees and assistance in employment and home placement. The counties are organized into 13 supervisory districts. Parolees are referred to halfway houses if they do not have a place to live upon release, do not have a job, or both. Parolees placed in one of 11 houses under contract with the state are assisted by house staff and the local probation and parole officers in seeking employment.

Emergency Shelter (Hope Center)
360 West Loudon Avenue
Lexington, KY  40508
Phone: (859) 252-7881                                      
Fax: (859) 255-0749

George Privett Recovery Center (for men) 
250 West Loudon Avenue
Lexington, KY 40508
Phone: (859) 225-4673        
Fax: (859) 225-0785

Healing Place
West Market Street
Louisville, KY 40202
Phone: (502) 585-4848 
Toll Free: (866)781-3266 

  • Operates services and programs for Men/Women's Recovery Centers, Emergency shelters, parenting program, clinic services, Women and Children's Community
  • Strives to reach the homeless, offer recovery for the addicted, and help restore productive lives.
  • Provides care for the homeless and addicted.  Restores productive lives through an innovative recovery program

Hill Rise Place Apartments
709 North Hill Rise Court
Lexington, Ky. 40504
Phone: (859) 255-8077         

Hope Center
P.O. Box 6
Lexington, KY 40588

Kentucky Bar Association
514 West Main Street
Frankfort, KY 40601-1883
Phone: 502-564-3795
Fax: 502-564-3225

Kentucky Correctional Industries
1041 Leestown Road
Frankfort, KY 40601
Phone: (502) 573-1040
Fax: (502) 573-1045

  • Kentucky's Division of Correctional Industries is a division of the Department of Corrections that employs approximately 800 inmates in the production of goods and services in 23 operations throughout the prison system. Products manufactured include office furniture, custom wood furniture, cabinets, shelves, lockers, cleaning supplies, mattresses, signage, clothing, and embroidery/silk screening. Services offered include data entry, furniture refurbishing/reupholstry, bulk mailing, recycling and GIS mapping.

Kentucky Department of Corrections
2349 Lawrenceburg Road
Frankfort, KY 40602
Phone: (502) 564-4795
Fax: (502) 564-5887 

  • The Department of Corrections, in conjunction with the Kentucky Community & Technical College System (KCTCS), provides an extensive education program that includes a literacy program, adult basic education and GED preparatory classes and testing in all 12 correctional institutions. The Department also offers a variety of vocational training opportunities in 45 different technical training programs. Approximately 54% of the inmate population is involved in some type of educational or vocational training program.

Kentucky Department for Training and ReEmployment
209 St. Clair Street, 4th Floor
Frankfort, KY 40601
Phone: (502) 564-5360
Fax: (502) 564-8974

  • One-Stop Service Centers in Kentucky are administered by the Kentucky Department for Training and ReEmployment within the Cabinet for Workforce Development. There are three levels of services that eligible adults and dislocated workers can access at a One-Stop center. Core services include outreach, intake, eligibility determination, orientation to services, initial assessment of skills, aptitudes, and support service needs, career counseling, job search, and placement assistance. Intensive services include comprehensive and specialized assessment, development of an individual employment plan with group counseling and case management. Training services include occupational skills training, skill upgrading and retraining, adult education and literacy activities.

Kentucky Legal Aid
520 East Main Street
P.O. Box 1776
Bowling Green, KY 42102
Phone: (270) 782-1924 
Fax: (270) 782-1993 

Legal Aid of the Bluegrass
498 Georgetown Street
P.O. Box 12947
Lexington, KY 40583
Phone: (859) 233-4556 
Fax: (859) 233-1907 

Legal Aid Society, Inc.
425 West Muhammad Ali Boulevard
Louisville, KY 40202
Phone: (502)584-1254
Fax: (502) 584-8014 

Northern Kentucky Legal Aid Society
302 Greenup Street
Covington, KY 41011
Phone: (859) 431-8200 
Fax: (859) 431-3009 

Office of the Kentucky Attorney General
700 Capitol Avenue, Suite 118
Frankfort, KY 40601
Phone: (502) 696-5300 
Fax: (502) 564-2894 

  • Employers and service providers may obtain information from the state attorney general regarding occupational bars, the licensing of individuals with criminal records in certain jobs, and whether the state has laws that limit what employers may ask job applicants or protections against employment discrimination based on a criminal record.

Office of Kentucky Legal Services Programs
210 West Short Street, Suite 310
Lexington, KY 40507
Phone: (859) 233-3057 
Fax: (859) 255-6227 

  • The Office of Kentucky Legal Services Programs (OKLSP) is a small Lexington-based non-profit organization formed by Kentucky legal services programs to: coordinate task forces of legal services attorneys and paralegals; monitor and report on changes in poverty law; provide training to legal services staff and clients on special topics, especially welfare; and respond to requests from legislators and state officials to comment on policy issues.

Recovery Kentucky Program
Kentucky Housing Corporation
1231 Louisville Road
Frankfort, Kentucky 40601-6191
Phone: (502) 564-7630        
Toll free: (800) 633-8896        

  • A self-supporting, public corporation of the Commonwealth of Kentucky administratively attached to the Finance and Administration Cabinet (  A portion of Kentucky Housing's funds are derived from the interest earned through the sale of tax-exempt mortgage revenue bonds. From these proceeds, Kentucky Housing has made homeownership possible for more than 81,000 Kentucky families. Kentucky Housing also operates through the receipt of fees for administering federal programs including rental assistance that makes safe, decent, affordable housing available to more than 27,000 low-income Kentuckians.
  • Other programs additionally offered by Kentucky Housing include rental housing production financing, homeownership education/counseling and a variety of rental assistance, housing rehabilitation and home repair initiatives. Kentucky Housing works with many partners across the state, including lenders, government agencies, nonprofit housing providers, builders, real estate agents, community organizations and developers, to create affordable housing opportunities through an array of programs and services. 

State Public Defender
Kentucky Department of Public Advocacy
100 Fair Oaks Lane, Suite 302
Frankfort, KY 40601
Phone: (502) 564-8006 
Fax: (502) 564-7890

  • Free or low-cost legal resources, both in civil and criminal law, are helpful to individuals with criminal histories in learning about relevant state laws governing the expungement or sealing of criminal histories or addressing other legal issues resulting from having a criminal history.
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