[We] have an obligation to bring more workers into the labor market. We want to make the hiring process for people with records a positive one.JFF’s Lucretia Murphy in “Second Chance Month Brought Needed Attention to Justice-Impacted Individuals. Now the Real Work Begins.”
To mark the close of Second Chance Month—which is observed each April to raise awareness of the need for criminal justice reform and the importance of providing employment opportunities to people with criminal records—Forbes published a Q&A with Jobs for the Future Associate Vice President Lucretia Murphy, who leads the new JFF Center for Justice and Economic Advancement.
Discussing, among other things, how the new center will work to eliminate barriers to economic mobility for people with criminal records and create conditions that give them a fair chance to pursue careers, she said “[We] have an obligation to bring more workers into the labor market. We want to make the hiring process for people with records a positive one.”