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Discussion Paper

Second-Chance Hiring: Fifth District Efforts to Improve Post-Incarceration Outcomes


Abstract: In the current economy, where job postings significantly exceed the number of people actively seeking employment, previously incarcerated individuals represent an important source of labor that both states and institutions are increasingly interested in engaging. Successfully implementing second-chance hiring initiatives, in which companies hire individuals with criminal records, can help improve outcomes for previously incarcerated individuals, the companies they work for, and their communities.

Keywords: employment; incarceration; state policy;

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Provider: Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond

Part of Series: Regional Matters

Publication Date: 2022-07-29