Criminal Justice and Employment Initiative

The Labor and Employment Law Program (LEL) established the Criminal Justice and Employment Initiative (CJEI), which has been in the forefront of joining diverse constituencies for dialogue, education, and research on reducing barriers to employment for people with criminal records.

The CJEI analyzes and proposes best practices on the issues of evaluating candidates with criminal records, employment of justice-involved individuals, criminal records education, and occupational licensing. Its work has included national conferences, focus groups, educational public programs, direct training of individuals with criminal records, employers and advocates, outreach, and the development of resources including the website: https://cpra.cornell.edu/

Resources for People with Criminal Records

The Criminal Justice and Employment Initiative explains legal rights related to criminal records and employment. Know your record, fix your record, know your legal rights.