University of Wisconsin–Madison

Cities Pave the Way: Promising Reentry Policies that Promote Local Hiring of People with Criminal Records

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2015
Level County
State(s) All States
Policy Areas Children & Families, Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance, Economic Justice, Housing, Public Safety
In an attempt to promote model hiring policies in the private sector, several cities have also required employers that receive local government contracts to adopt the same hiring policies used by the city to remove barriers to employment for people with criminal records. For example, Boston, Cambridge and Worcester, Mass., as well as Hartford and New Haven, Conn., now extend their city "ban the box" policies and other local hiring reforms to their vendors.

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