Mapping the movement to restore employment rights for formerly incarcerated people

For the last 10 years, formerly incarcerated people have led a powerful movement that has elevated the issue of employment discrimination against people with criminal records and made significant progress in changing policy at all levels.

Recently, Rosenberg Foundation published a new report, “Jobs for All: The Movement to Restore Employment Rights for Formerly Incarcerated People,” which captures the policy wins and the work remaining for this important movement.

Approximately 75% of people who are released from prison will be behind bars again within two years. Finding stable employment helps people begin their lives again, find a place in their community and stay out of jail. Restoring employment rights to those who have served time helps them reintegrate into society and makes our communities safer. Read more from Rosenberg’s President, Tim Silard, on this important work in Governing.

Change Consulting worked with the Rosenberg Foundation to map the policy wins in California and across the country in the movement to restore employment rights to formerly incarcerated people. In addition to helping conduct detailed policy research and develop the report, we also supported its design and production and a communications strategy for its release.

Read the report.



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