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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.

Future Research


We need to break down barriers to employment for people with criminal records. Data from our surveys will help to inform research and policy efforts to educate people about their rights and expand their economic opportunities.

Researchers can collaborate with us on their data sets and contact us to discuss longitudinal studies.

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