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

Conversations Across the Country

Business leaders and policymakers across the country, responding to a call to action, are hosting conversations on improving outcomes for individuals with criminal records.

State Identification: Reentry Strategies for State and Local Leaders

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.

The Consideration of Criminal Records in Hiring Decisions

This factsheet is designed to educate policymakers about fair-chance hiring policies.

The Consideration of Criminal Records in Occupational Licensing

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.

Host a Local Conversation

The CSG Justice Center is providing assistance to jurisdictions across the country on how to host similar conversations with business leaders and government officials.

Additional Resources

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

Integrated Reentry and Employment Strategies

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

The Integrated Reentry and Employment Strategies Pilot Project

Learn about the Pilot Project.

Additional Resources

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

Subscribe to the Reentry and Employment Roundup

Be sure to select Reentry and Employment Project as a topic you'd like to hear about.

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.