1 in 3 American adults has a criminal record

The FBI considers anyone who has been arrested on a felony charge to have a criminal record, even if the arrest did not lead to a conviction. They are our mothers, brothers, friends, co-workers, and neighbors. When you give a reentry job seeker a fair chance, you help rebuild lives.

Brennan Center for Justice (2015)
U.S. Department of Justice, Reentry Fact Sheet (2014)

Why hire a justice-involved individual?

Justice-involved individuals have been shown to make great employees. It makes good business sense to hire them. Further, as of January 1, 2018, California employers with more than 5 employees cannot ask about conviction history until a conditional offer of employment is made.

1 in 3 American adults has a criminal record

The FBI considers anyone who has been arrested on a felony charge to have a criminal record, even if the arrest did not lead to a conviction. They are our mothers, brothers, friends, co-workers, and neighbors. When you give a reentry job seeker a fair chance, you help rebuild lives.

Brennan Center for Justice (2015)
U.S. Department of Justice, Reentry Fact Sheet (2014)

Why hire a justice-involved individual?

Justice-involved individuals have been shown to make great employees. It makes good business sense to hire them. Further, as of January 1, 2018, California employers with more than 5 employees cannot ask about conviction history until a conditional offer of employment is made.

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LA COUNTY IS A PROUD FAIR CHANCE EMPLOYER

The County of Los Angeles does not deny entry or participation in the application process to anyone because they have prior justice involvement. LA County has created this website to inform employers about fair hiring laws and practices.

REENTRY WORKERS STAY LONGER

Recent research has found that employees with records are retained at higher rates than those without criminal histories. Click to download the report.

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REENTRY WORKERS PROMOTE FASTER

Research found that individuals with prior felony convictions were promoted faster in the U.S. military than other enlistees without records.

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REENTRY WORKERS WORK HARDER

2 out of 3 HR professionals think the quality of work is as high or higher than employees with no criminal record. Click to download the survey.

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EMPLOYER TAX CREDITS FOR WAGES

The Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) offers employers up to 40% of first year qualified wages in tax credit when hiring an applicant formerly convicted of a felony. Click to learn about hiring incentives.

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