Employment & Licensing: Policy Reports & Recommendations
- Employment of former offenders is critical to reducing recidivism. In order to promote the employment of people with criminal records, Michigan should reduce the legal and practical barriers that they confront. This report lays out specific measures Michigan should take to reduce recidivism.
- The report contains an introduction with background information on the employment of people with criminal records. See Chapter One: Criminal Records and Employment.
- The Workforce Investment Act provides funding for job training program. This Web page provides an overview of the act.
- A list of social science research papers related to criminal background checks and employment.
- An overview of model city and county hiring policies developed by NELP in order to remove unfair barriers to employment of people with criminal records.
Ban the Box
- Provides an overview of city hiring policies that postpone criminal background checks until late in the hiring process, making it more likely that people with records will be considered for employment.
- Comprehensive Inventory of "Ban the Box" and similar initiatives around the country.
Inventories of Legal Barriers Facing People with Records
- Discusses how to inventory and evaluate legal barriers to the employment of people with criminal records.
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