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:
Business leaders and policymakers across the country, responding to a call to action, are hosting conversations on improving outcomes for individuals with criminal records.
The CSG Justice Center is providing assistance to jurisdictions across the country on how to host similar conversations with business leaders and government officials.
Find tools and resources on how to address barriers to employment for individuals with criminal records.
Effective strategies to reduce recidivism and promote job readiness.
About the Pilot Project.
Find resources on how to implement the white paper in your jurisdiction.
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- Santa Cruz Employers Discuss ‘Building Futures’ that Involve Hiring People with Criminal Records
- Allegheny County Officials, Employers Join OJP’s Push to Eliminate Labels for People with Criminal Records
- Obama Administration, U.S. Attorneys Unite Around #ReentryWeek Pledge to Create Second Chances for People Returning Home
- Realizing Youth Justice: Advancing Education, Employment, and Youth Empowerment
- Ban the Box: U.S. Cities, Counties, and States Adopt Fair-Chance Policies to Advance Employment Opportunities for People with Past Convictions
- The Price We Pay: Economic Costs of Barriers to Employment for Former Prisoners and People Convicted of Felonies
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.