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.
This fact sheet is designed to educate policymakers on the impact of, and models for, issuing state identification for people leaving prisons and jails across the country.
This factsheet is designed to educate policymakers about fair-chance hiring policies.
This factsheet 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.
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.
Learn about effective strategies to reduce recidivism and promote job readiness.
Learn about the Pilot Project.
Find tools and resources on how to implement the white paper in your jurisdiction.
Be sure to select Reentry and Employment Project as a topic you'd like to hear about.
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- Obama Administration, U.S. Attorneys Unite Around #ReentryWeek Pledge to Create Second Chances for People Returning Home
- The Price We Pay: Economic Costs of Barriers to Employment for Former Prisoners and People Convicted of Felonies
- Integrated Reentry and Employment Strategies Pilot Project, Findings and Recommendations, Palm Beach County, FL
- Integrated Reentry and Employment Strategies Pilot Project, Findings and Recommendations, Milwaukee County, WI
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.