From Georgia Justice Project (GJP):
Georgia Justice Project (GJP) reduces barriers to employment and housing for people with criminal records through direct representation and policy change.
This not only helps individuals who are seeking good jobs and economic opportunity, but it helps employers who are looking to find and retain qualified workers amidst growing labor shortages.
GJP connects employers with second chance hiring resources at GJP.org/employers. On this page, you will find fact sheets, links to HR toolkits, data/research, information about service providers, recordings/slides from past events, and ways that companies can support legislative changes to benefit Georgia’s workforce by removing barriers for people who want to work.
Following are examples of resources that can be found through the GJP:
- Society of Human Resource Managers (SHRM) Getting Talent Back to Work: Tool kit & 10 hour Certificate Course
- Second Chance Business Coalition has an OnRamp Guide
- Dave’s Killer Bread Second Chance Hiring Playbook
- National Employment Law Project (NELP) has some fair chance hiring policy briefs
- The Manufacturing Institute Second Chance Hiring Toolkit for Local Communities
- EEOC Guidance on Hiring & Criminal Records
- Reentry Myth Busters: Background Checks
- Background checks: errors are very common
For more information, visit www.GJP.org.