"Collateral Consequences: The Crossroads of Punishment, Redemption, and the Effects on Communities"
On June 13, the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights issued the findings and recommendations from its multi-year inquiry into the scope and impact of collateral consequences across the country. The Commission's full report, Collateral Consequences: The Crossroads of Punishment, Redemption, and the Effects on Communities, is available here (PDF).
State leaders discuss recent transformative policies that offer a model for state and federal policymakers to put second chances within reach for workers and families facing the stigma of a criminal record.
In an August 2021 opinion guest essay in The New York Times, JPMorgan Chase & Company chairman and chief executive Jamie Dimon expresses his "moral outrage" for the more than 70 million Americans with an arrest or criminal record that face financial, legal and logistical roadblocks that prevent them from securing good jobs after after they have paid their debt to society.
With a background in computer science, Damon Parrish was much more interested in intellectual property—that is, until he interned with the Harris County (TX) District Attorney’s Office.
This webinar separates the myths from the facts about the legal barriers to health care employment for people with criminal records.