The EEOC provides information about background checks that is helpful for prospective employees to understand what is revealed in a background check and how they should be used. August 2014: This NELP resource includes common questions and answers that many people with criminal records ask about their employment opportunities and what rights they have. 2010: Provides information and laws determining what employers are allowed to consider concerning applicants with criminal records.
- “Background Checks: What Employees Should Know.” U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Retrieved from http://www.eeoc.gov/eeoc/publications/background_checks_employees.cfm
- Guide for workers with conviction and arrest histories. (2014). NELP – Center for Community Change. Retrieved from http://www.nelp.org/page/-/SCLP/2014/Guide-for-Workers-Conviction-Arrest-Histories-Know-Your-Rights.pdf?nocdn=1
- Your rights: criminal records. (2010). Workplacefairness. Retrieved from http://www.workplacefairness.org/criminal-records#18
The information below profides information on the Young Adult Program and how it helps young ex-offenders find employment after release, transitional job programs for ex-prisoners who would find it hard to access work otherwise and helps prevent recidivism, numerous organizations that assist in funding reentry programs, and the purpose of Byrne Justice Assistance Grants, which fund entities looking to find alternatives to incarceration, reentry services, and other public concerns.
- Gunn, A. & Peterson, J. (2007). CEO’s young adult program: engaging formerly incarcerated young people in the workforce. CEO. Retrieved from http://ceoworks.org/wp-content/uploads/ceo_report_october_2009.pdf
- Jacobs, E. (2012). Returning to work after prison: final results from the transitional jobs reentry demonstration. MDRC. Retrieved from http://www.mdrc.org/sites/default/files/full_626.pdf
- Primary funding streams available to assist people with criminal records. Legal Action Center. Retrieved from http://lac.org/toolkits/funding/funding_streams.htm
- Toolkit: how to use Byrne Justice Assistance Grants. (2012). Legal Action Center. Retrieved from http://lac.org/index.php/lac/toolkit_how_to_use_byrne_justice_assistance_grants