Could an Ex-Convict Become an Attorney? I Intended to Find Out

Could an Ex-Convict Become an Attorney? I Intended to Find Out

The New York Times Magazine By Reginald Dwayne Betts One afternoon in the fall of 2016, I sat in a windowless visiting room at the Manson Youth Institution in Cheshire, Conn. A recent graduate of Yale Law School, I was a certified legal intern on a fellowship in the...
Could an Ex-Convict Become an Attorney? I Intended to Find Out

There’s a Big Payoff for Hiring Those with a Criminal History

The Mountaineer By Vicki Hyatt For employers having trouble filling available positions, and individuals with a criminal history who are willing to work, there is a single answer that may benefit both. A program called the Re-entry Initiative offered through the N.C....
Could an Ex-Convict Become an Attorney? I Intended to Find Out

Apply Now: State Occupational Licensing Review and Reform Program

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration is seeking applications for the State Occupational Licensing Review and Reform grant program. The goal of the program is to provide states with the means to review and streamline occupational...
Could an Ex-Convict Become an Attorney? I Intended to Find Out

How Cities Can Reduce Recidivism for Young Adults

CitiesSpeak By Emily Morgan, CSG Justice Center As jurisdictions work to increase public safety and reduce corrections costs, a growing number have been exploring strategies targeted at improving outcomes for what is often the most challenging population under justice...