PBS Newshour Clip: In Baltimore, more employers hiring formerly incarcerated people

Running out of a church basement in East Baltimore, the nonprofit Turnaround Tuesday has a high success rate of finding jobs for formerly incarcerated people. Its organizers focus on two main tasks: showing people that their past experiences provide unique work-related skills and helping employers let go of stigmas about people with criminal records. Supported by the Economic Hardship Reporting Project, a journalism nonprofit, NewsHour Weekend’s Saskia de Melker reports.

Watch the 12 minute segment here.

Are there programs similar to this in your community?  If so, please tell us about them.

Mike Cruse

Career Pathways Moderator





I wanted to circle back to this conversation and resource and discuss the Ban the Box initiative. I encourage you to review the resources on Fair Chance Licensing Reform: Opening Pathways For People With Records to Join Licensed Professionals.

Has your community Banned the Box? If so, what outcomes are you seeing for re-entry for individuals? If not, how do you help formerly incarcerated individuals answer questions about their prior experiences? 

We are looking forward to hearing your thoughts and ideas. 

Kathy Tracey