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CJEI

The Criminal Justice and Employment Initiative (CJEI) of the Labor and Employment Law Program provides criminal records and employment law training to job seekers who have been involved in the criminal legal system, assists employers in rethinking their approach to hiring, engages in research to study reentry practices, and influences policy makers and legislators on criminal justice reform.

Employment Resources

Financial Incentives for Hiring Justice-Impacted

CJEI’s Rachel Joseph explains that companies who hire people with previous involvement in the criminal legal system may qualify for financial incentives such as the Work Opportunity Tax Credit and the Federal Bonding Program.
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Financial Incentives for Hiring Justice-Impacted

9 Myths About Hiring People with Criminal Records

CJEI's Timothy McNutt busts 9 common myths about hiring people with criminal records.
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9 Myths About Hiring People with Criminal Records

Seven Tips for Reentering During the Pandemic

Create a sound strategy for post-incarceration reentry in the time of COVID-19. Timothy McNutt of ILR's Criminal Justice Employment Initiative provides information to help people strategize.
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Seven Tips for Reentering During the Pandemic

Employer Best Practices

CJEI outlines general best practices for employers in hiring people with criminal records.
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Employer Best Practices

Benefits of Hiring People with Criminal Records

CJEI's Tim McNutt outlines benefits to employers of hiring people with criminal records.
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Benefits of Hiring People with Criminal Records