KRA Customer Finds CWE Assignment Valuable

In June 2010, Candas Taylor was working as a Contract Attorney with a DC law firm that handles family law cases—divorce, child custody, child support—but 3 years later, found herself unemployed, job-hunting, and surviving on UI benefits.

Martha Holman, KRA Case Manger, reported, “Candas exhausted her benefits, and despite a Juris Doctorate and two BA degrees, couldn’t find permanent work!  Out of options, she applied for public assistance, and was assigned to KRA Corporation—by our Department of Human Services client—to the KRA/TANF Employment Program for our  Job Development and Placement Services.”

In May 2014, under a Community Work Experience (CWE) contract developed by Olivia Vaughns, KRA Job Developer, Candas started work as a Pro Bono Assistant Attorney General with the DC Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration, providing a variety of administrative and legal support services.

Candas Taylor, Esq.

Candas Taylor, Esq.

Holman concluded, “Candas loves the work, and is learning about aspects of the law with which she wasn’t familiar, which impacts her resume very positively!  Although the KRA/CWE contract ended in September, her work was so superlative, ABRA asked her to stay on until December.  As her job search continues, we are both hopeful that a permanent position will become available, for which she can apply.”