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