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CSG state “playbooks” aim to reduce effect of employment-related mandates such as licensing on workers with criminal record

A newly published set of state-by state "playbooks" developed by the Council of State Governments addresses how states can remove structural barriers and help make obtaining a job easier for people with a criminal record. State licensing laws have been among the chronic obstacles for some jobseekers in this situation.

States should reduce the "collateral consequences" of employment-related mandates, CSJ believes. Nearly half of all employment-related collateral consequences for people with a record in the U.S. are mandatory, the organization . . .

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