Today, Right on Crime, a project of the Texas Public Policy Foundation, published the handbook From Costing the Taxpayers to Being Taxpayers: Why Second-Chance Hiring is Right on Crime which aims to assist employers in the hiring of individuals with criminal records.

“During a 5-year period ending in 2018, over 42% of inmates in state and federal correctional facilities were released,” said Aubrey Vaughan Travis, Kentucky State Director of Right on Crime. “The ability to obtain gainful employment is vital to the successful transition from being a burden to taxpayers to becoming productive members of society. Through this ‘how-to’ handbook, Right on Crime hopes to equip employers with data to inform their consideration of second-chance hiring, which benefits not only individuals and employers, but also the Bluegrass State as a whole.”

To access the handbook, please visit:

https://files.texaspolicy.com/uploads/2020/10/20130541/KY-Employer-Handbook.pdf