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Justice, Work and Opportunity
April 17, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
Holding a job is crucial for ex-offenders seeking to reintegrate into society. Yet, lawmakers have too often erected barriers for those most in need of a job in the interest of protecting a citizenry nervous about their reappearance in society. This despite employment representing one of the biggest factors for lowering recidivism. Justice for Work is a coalition of organizations spanning the ideological spectrum which seeks to respond to proposals for mandatory, government-run background checks and fingerprint collection in private industry hiring practices.
Please join us for our official launch on April 17. A panel discussion featuring former law enforcement officers, an ex-offender, and policy and legal experts will be followed by an open bar and social.
· Arthur Rizer, R Street Institute
· Ed Chung, Center for American Progress
· Teresa Hodge, Mission: Launch
· Marcus Bullock, Flikshop
· Alvaro Bedoya, Georgetown University Law Center
Monday, April 17