In this article, researchers had teams of black and white men apply for low-wage jobs throughout New York City. Half of the participants were given resumes with criminal records and the other half did not. They find that having a criminal record had a greater negative effect if the participant was black.
Removing Barriers to Opportunity for Parents With Criminal Records and Their Children: A Two-Generation Approach
The Center for American Progress finds that almost half of American children have at least one parent with a criminal record. This report analyzes the long-term consequences for those children and the inter-generational transmission of disadvantage.
Works examines the data from major reentry initiatives to determine whether the legal needs of formerly incarcerated individuals are being met. The data suggest that reentry programs do not adequately address the legal needs of their clients. This article then examines the potential for partnership between reentry programs and existing legal service providers in an effort to close the legal services gap in reentry.
Researchers at UC Berkeley find that record clearing increases employment. Average employment rates grew in the years after the intervention from roughly 75% to 80%-85%.
In 2015, the President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing released their report, which offers best practices for law enforcement. The Task Force recommended that law enforcement agencies partner with legal aid agencies to increase trust and keep communities safe.
This article discusses the stigma faced by adults with juvenile records and argues the current existing are unsubstantial there needs to be comprehensive alternatives to address issue of confidentiality, expungement, sealing, and nondisclosure statutes to facilitate reintegration.
This report by the Collateral Consequences Resource Center details new laws passed in 2017 that aim to help individuals with criminal records in the workforce. These laws assist with record sealing, limits on employer inquiries into criminal history, and expunging juvenile records.