Fair Chance Licensing Project: States Expand Access to In-Demand Jobs
Nearly one in four jobs in the U.S. require a government-issued license. Yet many people with a criminal record are prohibited from receiving occupational licenses or discouraged from seeking jobs in licensed fields.
Barriers to work can have devastating effects on people with criminal records, but fair chance licensing legislation can reduce these barriers. View our maps to see which states are making changes.
Writing: Josh Gaines, Chidi Umez-Rowley, CSG Justice Center
Research: Josh Gaines, Martin Harris, Korey Johnson, CSG Justice Center
Advising: Le’Ann Duran, Nicole Jarrett, Shannon Moriarty, CSG Justice Center
Editing: Leslie Griffin, CSG Justice Center
Design: Michael Bierman
Web Development: eleventy marketing group
Public Affairs: Ruvi Lopez, Amelia Vorpahl, CSG Justice Center
Video Production: Top Notch Cinema, Zero Gravity, ThinkTV
This project was conducted with support from Arnold Ventures. We would also like to thank the people who appeared in the project videos: Nick Aponte, Lester Young, and State Representative Kyle Koehler.