ADVOCATE TRAINING: Reducing Employment Barriers for People with Criminal Records
Tuesday, November 22, 2-3 PM EST
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Hosted by The Sentencing Project, the National Employment Law Center and the National H.I.R.E. Network
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and experts in the field of reentry have called on
the states to take a close look at their occupational screening laws to reduce barriers to
employment of people with criminal records.
In this webinar, you’ll learn about the latest developments in state legislation relating to
criminal records and employment, with a focus on (1) occupational and licensing laws
requiring criminal background checks for employment, (2) expungement and sealing of criminal records, (3) state “ban the box” reforms, and (4) other helpful policy reforms.
In addition, you’ll hear about problematic state legislation from the past year that state
advocates and policy makers should expect to reemerge and be prepared to challenge in
their 2012 state legislative sessions.
Presenters: Elizabeth Farid, Legal Action Center of New York; Nicole D. Porter, The Sentencing Project; Michelle Natividad Rodriguez, National Employment Law Project
The Sentencing Project is located at 1705 DeSales Street, NW 8th Floor, Washington, DC 20036. Send an email to The Sentencing Project.
The Sentencing Project is a national, non-profit organization engaged in research and advocacy for criminal justice reform.
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