Reducing the Risk of a Criminal Record: The Employer’s Perspective

Works Authored by Georgia Justice Project Staff & Volunteers

  1. Georgia Justice Project (GJP). (2014). “Georgia Justice Project’s 2015 Reentry Policy Recommendations”
  1. GJP. (2014). The Unsuccessful Pardon: Necessary Revisions to Georgia’s Pardon System.
  1. GJP. (2013). The Red Ink State: Necessary Revisions to Restore the Intent of Georgia’s First Offender Act.
  1. GJP. (2011). Please Apply Within: Protecting Employers who Hire Those with a Criminal Record.
  1. Dennard, Lane & DiCarlo, Pat. (2009). The Collateral Consequences of Arrest and Conviction in Georgia: Policy & Law in Georgia.”

Employer Best Practices

  1. National Employment Law Project (NELP) and the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights. (2014). Strategies for Creating Fair Employment Opportunities for People with Criminal Records: Findings from Alameda County Business Leader’s Summit on Reentry.
  1. Legal Action Center’s (LAC) National H.I.R.E. Network. (2013). Best Practice Standards: The Proper Use of Criminal Records in Hiring.

The Effects of Incarceration 

  1. Prison Policy Initiative. (2013). States of Incarceration: The Global Context.
  1. NELP. (2011). 65 Million Need Not Apply.
  1. The Pew Charitable Trust. (2010). Collateral Costs: Incarceration’s Effect on Economic Mobility.
  1. LAC. (2009). After Prison: Roadblocks to Reentry, A 2009 Update.

Reentry & Recidivism

  1. Council of State Governments Justice Center (CSG). (2014). Reducing Recidivism: States Deliver Results.
  1. CSG. (2013). Reentry Matters: Strategies and Successes of Second Chance Grantees Across the United States.
  1. CSG. (2013). Integrated Reentry and Employment Strategies: Reducing Recidivism and Promoting Job Readiness.
  1. CSG. (2013). Lessons from the States: Reducing Recidivism and Curbing Corrections Costs.

Private Criminal Background Providers

  1. National Consumer Law Center (NCLC). (2012). Broken Records.

Ban the Box  

  1. (2014). “Ban the Box Fact Sheet.”
  1. (2014). Seizing the Ban-the-Box Momentum to Advance a New Generation of Fair Chance Hiring Reforms.
  1. Southern Coalition for Social Justice (SCSJ). (2014). Benefits of Ban the Box.

Government Reports

  1. Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS). (2014). Recidivism of Prisoners Released in 30 States in 2005: Patterns from 2005 to 2010.
  1. Office of the Attorney General. (2006). The Attorney General’s Report on Criminal History Background Checks.
  1. Office of Governor Nathan Deal (2014). “Deal: State Awarded $6.75 Million to Support Re-entry Services.” [Press Release].
  1. Council on Criminal Justice Reform (CCJR). (2014). Report of the Georgia Council on Criminal Justice Reform.
  1. Fulton County Smart Justice Advisory Council. (2014). Smart Justice Advisory Council Briefing Book.
  1. Georgia Department of Corrections (GDOC). (2014) “Offender Fact Sheet.”
  1. (2014). “Reentry Fact Sheet.”
  1. (2014). “Risk Reduction Fact Sheet.”