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State Reforms Promoting Employment of People with Criminal Records: 2010-11 Legislative Round-Up

  • Organization: National Employmnet Law Project
  • Date Created: Monday, December 05, 2011
  • Submitted: Monday, December 05, 2011
  • Attachment(s): LINK

The severe economic climate facing the states has fueled a growing recognition of the need for cost-saving alternatives to incarceration. This paper seeks to contribute to this momentum for state-level reform by identifying policies that reduce the employment barriers faced by people with criminal records. As policy makers and advocates evaluate opportunities for reform heading into the 2012 state legislative sessions, the bills highlighted here, which seek to reduce crime and reward rehabilitation, warrant close attention.

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