As many as 100 million Americans (1 in 3) have some type of criminal record, and many have served their time, reentered our communities, and encountered barriers trying to find employment.
- Unemployment is a major predictor of recidivism in the United States.
- Employers oftentimes overlook the population of individuals with criminal backgrounds when developing their workforce.
- Research and studies point out that individuals with criminal backgrounds have proven to be loyal and dedicated employees.
- In 2014, the population of individuals unemployed due to a criminal background accounted for a $78–87 billion dollar loss in GDP.
- Employing individuals with criminal records is key for successful community supervision.