For Employees

General Information

The EEOC provides information about background checks that is helpful for prospective employees to understand what is revealed in a background check and how they should be used. August 2014: This NELP resource includes common questions and answers that many people with criminal records ask about their employment opportunities and what rights they have. 2010: Provides information and laws determining what employers are allowed to consider concerning applicants with criminal records.

Programs

The information below profides information on the Young Adult Program and how it helps young ex-offenders find employment after release, transitional job programs for ex-prisoners who would find it hard to access work otherwise and helps prevent recidivism, numerous organizations that assist in funding reentry programs, and the purpose of Byrne Justice Assistance Grants, which fund entities looking to find alternatives to incarceration, reentry services, and other public concerns.