The Jobs and Criminal Records project research team occasionally give presentations or appear on panels about employment and income needs for people with criminal records. See past and forthcoming events below.



  • Dionne Barnes-Proby and Priscillia Hunt hosted the “Career Prospects for People with Criminal Records Symposium”– October 15, 2019
  • Dionne Barnes-Proby presented “Bridge to Opportunity: Building Connections Between Employers and Workers with Criminal Records” as part of RAND’s Magnetic Workplace Distinguished Speaker Series – May 3, 2019
  • Priscillia Hunt appeared on a panel hosted by Public Policy Exchange about “Tackling Overcrowding in California Prisons: Implementing Reforms and Minimizing Risk Factors” – April 11, 2019


  • Dionne Barnes-Proby presented "Addressing Inequalities Faced by Workers with Criminal Records” to the RAND Board of Trustees – November 8, 2018
  • Rosanna Smart presented at the 12th Annual All-California Economics Conference – October 5, 2018
  • Dionne Barnes-Proby led a training workshop at the California Probation, Parole and Correctional Association conference on – September 6, 2018
  • Lisa Jonsson presented “Connecting Probationers to High-Wage Jobs” at the Los Angeles Regional Reentry Partnership Meeting on – August 23, 2018
  • Priscillia Hunt presented at a Health and Human Services Reentry Working Group meeting – April 18, 2018
  • Priscillia Hunt presented on “Breaking Down Barriers: Experiments into Policies That Might Incentivize Employers to Hire Ex-Offenders” at the Los Angeles Regional Reentry Partnership Employment Committee Meeting on – February 22, 2018


  • Dionne Barnes-Proby gave a webinar on Careers for Probationers on – December 8, 2017
  • Dionne Barnes-Proby presented a workshop on Careers for Probationers at the American Probation and Parole Association Annual Training Institute on – August 28, 2017
  • Priscillia Hunt presented “Investigation of Employers' Preferences for the Design of Tax Incentives to Hire Ex-Felons“ at the Western Economic Association International Conference on – June 27, 2017