Business and government must work together to reform criminal justice

Business and government must work together to fix the criminal justice system

Today, there are 2.3 million people in our nation’s prisons and jails who are looking for a second chance. Businesses continue to overlook this population, putting up roadblocks that make it difficult if not impossible for them to find meaningful work once they leave prison. Companies need to remove barriers to success — like the felon box on candidate applications — expand its workforce strategies and invest in this community of talent to help close the skills gap and generate a stronger workforce and thriving country.

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