Category: criminal background check

Feb 26

White House Highlights Criminal Justice Reform with Tuesday Governors’ Meeting

Washington Examiner By Kelly Cohen A bipartisan group of governors and business executives will visit the White House Tuesday for a discussion on hiring workers who have criminal records. Kentucky’s Republican Gov. Matt Bevin and Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, a Democrat, will be joined by executives from Uber, Home Depot, Koch Industries, Brown-Forman Corporation, John …

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Aug 27

Little Rock Jobs Program Helps Former Inmates

The Charlotte Observer By Eric Besson A new Little Rock program paid for with federal tax dollars will connect former prison inmates with construction, restaurant and other high-demand jobs — and cover their minimum-wage paychecks for four months, officials said. Mayor Mark Stodola has touted the $1.2 million Department of Labor grant as one way the capital …

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Mar 21

Your Money, Your Goals: Focus on Reentry

This guide from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau provides information to help social service providers, financial educators, legal aid, and community-based organizations address the unique financial challenges faced by people in the justice system, both before and after release from incarceration. Topics include prioritizing and managing debt, rights around background reports, and accessing and fixing credit reports. The guide is …

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