The links below provide information about background checks, which may be helpful for prospective employees to better understand what is revealed in a background check and what they may be able to do about it.
- “Background Checks: What Employees Should Know.” U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Retrieved from http://www.eeoc.gov/eeoc/publications/background_checks_employees.cfm
- Guide for workers with conviction and arrest histories. (2014). NELP – Center for Community Change. Retrieved from http://www.nelp.org/page/-/SCLP/2014/Guide-for-Workers-Conviction-Arrest-Histories-Know-Your-Rights.pdf?nocdn=1
- Your rights: criminal records. (2010). Workplacefairness. Retrieved from http://www.workplacefairness.org/criminal-records#18
The links below provide information for young people with criminal records to find: employment after release; transitional job programs for the justice-involved; help in preventing recidivism; alternatives to incarceration; and reentry services.
- Gunn, A. & Peterson, J. (2007). CEO’s young adult program: engaging formerly incarcerated young people in the workforce. CEO. Retrieved from http://ceoworks.org/wp-content/uploads/ceo_report_october_2009.pdf
- Jacobs, E. (2012). Returning to work after prison: final results from the transitional jobs reentry demonstration. MDRC. Retrieved from http://www.mdrc.org/sites/default/files/full_626.pdf
- Primary funding streams available to assist people with criminal records. Legal Action Center. Retrieved from http://lac.org/toolkits/funding/funding_streams.htm
- Toolkit: how to use Byrne Justice Assistance Grants. (2012). Legal Action Center. Retrieved from http://lac.org/index.php/lac/toolkit_how_to_use_byrne_justice_assistance_grants