The Reentry and Employment Project

Uniting business leaders, policymakers, and practitioners from the corrections and workforce development fields with the goal of improving reentry and employment outcomes for individuals with criminal histories

Project Overview and Resources

There are two core objectives supported under the Reentry and Employment project:

Promoting Public-Private Partnerships
Building Knowledge on Effective Programs

Business Leader Roundtable

Watch business leaders and policymakers discuss the benefits and challenges of hiring individuals with criminal records.

Taking Action: Continuing the "Pathways to Prosperity" Conversation in Your Jurisdiction

Additional Resources

Find tools and resources on how to address barriers to employment for individuals with criminal records.

The White Paper

Learn about effective strategies to reduce recidivism and promote job readiness.

Additional Resources

Find tools and resources on how to implement the white paper in your jurisdiction.

Project Background and Acknowledgments

The Council of State Governments (CSG) Justice Center’s Reentry and Employment Project is supported by the leadership and support of a public-private partnership involving the U.S. Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Assistance and the Annie E. Casey Foundation, with guidance from the Employment and Training Administration at the U.S. Department of Labor.

To read more about the Background, the Reentry and Employment Project Advisory Group, and the Knowledge Development Steering Committee, click here.