Today, 1 in 3 Americans have a criminal record, ranging from minor offenses to extensive conviction histories. This leads to a brutal cycle of recidivism—due to a criminal record, their job application is met with greater scrutiny. They’re 5x more likely to be unemployed and are at greater risk of committing offenses out of survival.
The good news—employment is the single most important influence on decreasing recidivism. As a hiring manager, business leader, or HR leader, this is where you can make an impact and help break the cycle of recidivism.
Genevieve Martin, Executive Director
Dave's Killer Bread Foundation
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In U.S. GDP by keeping candidates with records out of jobs