Model State Legislation to Reduce Employment Barriers for People with Criminal Records
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Jan. 19, 2012
ANNOTATION: This resource is a set of slides from a presentation regarding the employment of ex-offenders with criminal records. Topics covered include: Federal Interagency Reentry Council activities; list of key resources; legislative roundup; raising awareness of collateral consequences through inventories; fairer hiring and occupational licensing standards; restoration of eligibility for employment and occupational licensing; expungement and sealing of criminal records; transition from incarceration to employment—IDs, reducing fees, and job training; employer negligent hiring protections; leveraging opportunity for reform; Connecticut—creating the environment; North Carolina—parallel efforts to reform policies; Ohio—building on momentum; resources on leveraging and building momentum; legislative trends in 2012—“Ban the Box”, expungement, uniform collateral consequences, prohibiting inquiry into arrests that do not lead to conviction, and regressive legislation; and links to Policy Toolkits for prohibiting inquiries about arrests that do not lead to convictions, standards for hiring people with criminal records, certificates of rehabilitation, sealing/expunging arrest records, securing official identification for individuals leaving prisons and jails, and enforcing anti-discrimination laws.