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Justice for Work DC Launch Event

  • Stanton & Greene 319 Pennsylvania Avenue Southeast Washington, DC, 20003 United States (map)


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

Alvaro Bedoya
Georgetown University Law Center