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Enhancing Employment Opportunities for Previously Incarcerated (New York City Bar Association Task Force on Employment Opportunities)

  • Organization: New York City Bar
  • Document Type: Report
  • Date Created: Friday, May 09, 2008
  • Submitted: Friday, May 09, 2008
  • Attachment(s): PDF

Report prepared by New York City Bar Association Task Force on Employment Opportunities for the Previously Incarcerated. Discusses enhancing employment opportunities for the formerly incarcerated and thereby reducing recidivism is a crucial aspect of the administration of criminal justice. The report suggests that employment barriers may be heightened by the failure of employers to understand the laws under which they operate, as well as employers' generalized misperceptions about job applicants with conviction histories. Recommends that legal and other employers become familiar with workforce intermediaries and turn to them for support and assistance in identifying and employing qualifi ed applicants.

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