Helping Individuals with criminal records Reenter through Employment

HIRE Co-hosts State Reforms Reducing Collateral Consequences for People with Criminal Records Webinar

On Tuesday, September 25, 2012, from 3-4 PM EST, the National H.I.R.E. Network - along with the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the Crossroad Bible Institute (CBI) – co-hosted a webinar discussing state reforms reducing collateral consequences for people with criminal records. You may access the audio down below.

Collateral consequences are the additional penalties tied to a conviction that greatly impacts an individual’s capacity to engage politically, economically and socially upon their reentry to society. In this webinar, you’ll learn about the latest developments in state legislation that works to eliminate or reduce the impact of collateral consequences, with a focus on (1) state “ban the box” reforms, (2) employer negligent hiring protections; (3) expungement and sealing of criminal records, (4) federal public benefits opt-out legislation; (5) felony enfranchisement; (6) Uniform Collateral Consequences of Conviction Act legislation; and other helpful policy reforms.

In addition, you’ll hear about problematic state legislation from the past year that state advocates and policy makers should expect to reemerge and be prepared to challenge in their 2013 state legislative sessions.

The Presenters:
Rachel Bloom, ACLU
Nicolette Chambery, (CBI)
Roberta Meyers, LAC/HIRE
Nicole Porter, The Sentencing Project, and
Michelle Natividad Rodriguez, NELP

State Collateral Consequences Legislative Roundup Sept 2012.pdf631.38 KB
Audio Recording_State Reforms Reducing Collateral Consequences for People with Criminal Records Webinar.lite_.mp36.74 MB
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