Fast Facts on Second Chance Employment
- Employment is a significant factor in curbing recidivism and increasing public safety: A Bureau of Justice study found that three of every four released prisoners were re-arrested within five years. Eighty-nine percent of those re-arrested were unemployed.
- More and more companies are extending second chances: About two-thirds of HR professionals say their company has experience hiring workers with criminal records.
- Second Chance candidates make good employees: More than 80% of managers and two-thirds of HR professionals feel that the value workers with criminal records bring to the organization is as high as or higher than that of workers without records.