The Criminal Records Panel Study (CRPS), conducted by the School of Industrial and Labor Relations (ILR) at Cornell University, is a study that will survey a sample of Americans over time about their employment and income, as well as their health, family, and community life. The CRPS will provide important information about the challenges faced by people with criminal records.
Millions of Americans have criminal records, which can limit the ability to get a job, driver’s license, and occupational license, as well as limit the access to housing, social services, and even voting in some places. These records often contain errors, which need to be corrected.
The goal of the Criminal Records Panel Study (CRPS) is to learn what types of services and supports increase employment opportunities and earnings for people who have been involved in the criminal justice system.