Career Prospects for People with Criminal Records: Practitioners’ Views on Barriers and Opportunities

What are best practices for second chance hiring?

In this Events @ RAND podcast based on the Career Prospects for People with Criminal Records Symposium held at RAND in 2019, Joshua Miller, Toney L. Earl Jr., Tony Lewis Jr., and Andrew Morton discuss strategies for overcoming barriers and improving employment outcomes through reentry, community supervision, and employer-driven programs. RAND's Dionne Barnes-Proby hosts.

This is part three in a four-part series. Part one is available here, and part two is available here, and part four is available here.

Dr. Dionne Barnes-Proby

Dionne Barnes-Proby, D.P.A.

Social Policy Researcher
RAND Corporation

Toney L. Earl

Toney L. Earl, Jr., OWDS, CPC

Executive Director & Founder
M.A.D.E. Transitional Services

Andrew Morton

Andrew Morton, M.S.

Developer and Implementer
Getting Talent Back to Work
Society of Human Resource Management

Joshua Miller

Joshua Miller, Ph.D.

Managing Director
Georgetown Pivot Program

Tony Lewis Jr.

Tony Lewis Jr., B.A.

Vocational Development Coordinator
Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency

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  • Episode 1 of Career Prospects for People with Criminal Records

    How Do People Stop Committing Crimes?

    Jul 8, 2020

    In this Events @ RAND podcast based on the Career Prospects for People with Criminal Records Symposium held at RAND in 2019, senior policy researcher Shawn D. Bushway explains the concept of desistance, or how and when people with criminal records stop offending.

  • Certification, Background Checks, and Stigma

    Jul 15, 2020

    In this Events @ RAND podcast based on the Career Prospects for People with Criminal Records Symposium held at RAND in 2019, Peter Leasure, Michael Vuolo, and Naomi F. Sugie present evidence from employer and job-seeker studies on Ban-the-Box, Certificates of Relief, and background checks.

  • From the Community Corrections Lens

    Jul 29, 2020

    In this Events @ RAND podcast based on the Career Prospects for People with Criminal Records Symposium held at RAND in 2019, Veronica Cunningham and Nicole Jarrett offer their perspectives on the next steps that policymakers, practitioners, and employers can take to equalize employment opportunities for individuals with criminal records. RAND's Dionne Barnes-Proby hosts.

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    What Policies Are Most Effective at Incentivizing Employers to Hire Ex-Offenders?

    Ex-offenders are less likely to be hired than members of other disadvantaged groups, and former felons with poor economic outcomes are more likely to return to criminal activity. A survey of 100 employers examined how they responded to incentives to hire people with felony criminal records.