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The Consideration of Criminal Records in Occupational Licensing

The Consideration of Criminal Records in Occupational Licensing

This factsheet, produced by the CSG Justice Center’s National Reentry Resource Center in partnership with the National Employment Law Project, is designed to serve as an informational outline for policymakers and other stakeholders who want to learn more about obstacles that individuals with criminal records face when seeking employment due to state occupational licensing policies.

External Publications

What Employers Need to Know: 
5 Essential Elements for Fair Hiring

What Employers Need to Know: 
5 Essential Elements for Fair Hiring

This document from the Legal Action Center, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, and the National Workrights Institute provides guidance to employers and summarizes recommendations discussed in LAC’s recently released report, Best Practice Standards: The Proper Use of Criminal Records in Hiring.

Snapshot: Employment

Snapshot: Employment

Two out of every three men were employed before they were incarcerated, and many were the primary financial contributors in their households. Individuals who have been incarcerated can expect future annual earnings to be reduced by some 40 percent after […]

Snapshot: Veterans

Snapshot: Veterans

Veterans are not overrepresented in the criminal justice system, but their numbers are significant. An estimated one of every ten criminal defendants and inmates has served in the U.S. military. Most justice-involved Veterans are likely eligible for health care and other […]

Snapshot: Health Care and Behavioral Health

Snapshot: Health Care and Behavioral Health

While many prisoners receive the treatment and care they need while incarcerated, some do not, and there is often a lack of continuity in care from inside the prison to care in the community.

Snapshot: Federal Benefits

Snapshot: Federal Benefits

A primary focus of the Reentry Council is to remove federal barriers to successful reentry and support the smooth transition of persons reentering their community through cross-agency coordination and appropriate access to critical federal benefits, which fosters successful reintegration outcomes, reduces recidivism, and assures the continuity of care.

Snapshot: Housing

Snapshot: Housing

Stable housing with appropriate supportive services is a key factor for those coming out of incarceration in preventing or ending homelessness and reducing recidivism.

Snapshot: Child Support

Snapshot: Child Support

The Child Support Program serves one in four of all children in the United States and one in two of all 
poor children and their families, serving those families from a child’s birth until adulthood. Child Support is a national program but policies and practices vary from state to state.

Snapshot: Reservation Communities

Snapshot: Reservation Communities

The Reentry Council aims to identify the additional challenges faced by individuals reentering reservation communities due to the increased poverty and isolation often found there and to then identify and develop policies, programs, and services that will support the cultural-social fabric and increase the employment, education, and health and housing opportunities for this population.

Snapshot: Women and Reentry

Snapshot: Women and Reentry

Justice-involved females, like males, face a host of challenges when they leave jail or prison and return to their communities. However, the current systems do not always address the specific challenges faced by women.