The First National Network on Re-entry, More Than a Decade of Work Removing Barriers to Re-entry
Established by the Legal Action Center in 2001, the National Helping Individuals with criminal records Re-enter through Employment (H.I.R.E.) Network is both a national clearinghouse for information and an advocate for policy change. It is one of several special projects at the Legal Action Center. The goal of the National H.I.R.E. Network is to increase the number and quality of job opportunities available to people with criminal records by changing public policies, employment practices and public opinion. See our About Us section to learn more about our work.
The National H.I.R.E. Network also conducts special projects that work to fulfill our vision for a nation where fairness and equal opportunity truly exists for all people fully participate in society and live healthy, fulfilling lives. H.I.R.E. publishes reports to educate and advocate for reforms that eliminate barriers to employment, housing, and education. The following publications were released in 2016!
Closing the Skills Gap & Opening More Doors: Connecting Workers with Criminal Histories to Jobs in NYC's High Growth Sectors
Helping Justice-Involved Individuals with Substance Use & Mental Health Disorders: A Guidebook on Recent Federal, New Jersey & New York Laws, Regulations & Policies that Affect Re-entry Opportunities
Helping Moms, Dads & Kids to Come Home: Eliminating Barriers to Housing for People with Criminal Records