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Employer Training

Employers are diversifying their workforce and addressing systemic inequalities within their ranks. Expanding their talent pool to include people with criminal records is becoming increasingly attractive. We educate employers about their legal obligations and responsibilities with respect to employment of people who have been involved in the criminal justice system. Education includes relevant Ban the Box statutes, Human Rights laws, and federal laws―including Title VII and the Fair Credit Reporting Act. We also train employers about the background screening process and how to interpret a background check with respect to criminal history and consumer credit issues. To learn more about our programs, contact us at cjei@cornell.edu.

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Our training, program planning, consulting, and technical assistance (available in-person or online) are customized for your organization or HR department and help reduce barriers to hiring skilled workers with criminal records.

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Community Partner Training

We build partnerships, develop training, produce job and resource fairs, and provide technical assistance to community-based organizations, government entities, nonprofits, and reentry groups to reduce employment barriers for the justice-involved. To work with us, contact cjei@cornell.edu.

Plan a Program With Us

Our train-the-trainer program focuses on employment laws and rights related to a criminal record, covering federal, state, and local laws. For more information on our in-person or virtual customized training, program planning, consulting, or technical assistance reach out to the CJEI team.

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Justice-Involved Training

Nearly one in three U.S. adults - 70 million Americans - has a criminal record on file that may be reported on a routine background check. Having even a minor criminal record, such as a misdemeanor or even an arrest without a conviction, can present obstacles to employment. Communities of color are disproportionately affected.

We educate job seekers with criminal records about their legal rights to help them integrate into the workforce. Education includes relevant Ban the Box statutes, Human Rights laws, and federal laws―including Title VII and the Fair Credit Reporting Act. We also train prospective employees about their background screening report and how it may impact employment. We provide training with an aim toward opening pathways to employment for the justice-involved.