June 9, 2017 In the News

ACLU Makes the Case For Giving Formerly Incarcerated a Fair Chance at Employment

By Monique Judge
The Root

One in 3 American adults—70 million in total—have a criminal record, making it difficult for them to re-enter their communities, find gainful employment, build stability and find success after incarceration. A report from the American Civil Liberties Union highlights the benefit to all that comes when companies give such individuals a second chance.

“Back to Business: How Hiring Formerly Incarcerated Job Seekers Benefits Your Company” was put together by the ACLU’s Trone Center for Justice and Equality, and it details the ways companies can “combat the ills of decades of mass incarceration, while at the same time tapping into the potential energy of a workforce of millions.”

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