Career Prospects for People with Criminal Records: From the Community Corrections Lens

How can policymakers, practitioners, government officials, and employers equalize employment opportunities for people with criminal records?

In this Events @ RAND podcast based on the Career Prospects for People with Criminal Records Symposium held at RAND in 2019, Veronica Cunningham, executive director of the American Probation and Parole Association (APPA), and Nicole Jarrett, corrections and reentry director of the Council of State Governments (CSG) Justice Center, offer their perspectives. RAND's Dionne Barnes-Proby hosts.

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

Dr. Dionne Barnes-Proby

Dionne Barnes-Proby, D.P.A.

Social Policy Researcher
RAND Corporation

Nicole Jarrett

Nicole Jarrett, Ph.D.

Director, Corrections and Reentry
Council of State Governments Justice Center

Veronica Cunningham

Veronica Cunningham, M.S.

Executive Director
American Probation and Parole Association

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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.

  • Practitioners’ Views on Barriers and Opportunities

    Jul 22, 2020

    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.

  • A woman and two men in hard hats on a construction site

    Bridge to Opportunities: Connecting Probationers to High-Wage Jobs

    Probation agencies face significant challenges to helping their clients find jobs, and earn living wages. One program focused on the construction industry aimed to improve the earning potential of individuals on probation in Sacramento County, California.