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Monthly Archives: January 2018

FedCrime

New York City Study Focuses On Potential for Redemption in an Era of Criminal Background Checks

By Clean Slate Legal Services |

More than 80 percent of U.S. employers perform background checks on prospective employees. While finding employment after incarceration is key in order for former inmates to reintegrate into society and avoid recidivism, according to studies funded by the National Institute of Justice, employers are still extremely hesitant to hire applicants with criminal records. In… Read More »

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The Use of Criminal Records in the College Admissions Process

By Clean Slate Legal Services |

On December 18th, the Herald Times Online featured an interesting article discussing how students and faculty at some universities are looking into the role criminal history can and should play in the application process at some universities. According to the National Employment Law Project, nine states have already removed questions pertaining to past criminal… Read More »

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Federal Lawsuit Could Impact Landlords Screening Applicants with Criminal Records

By Clean Slate Legal Services |

The nation is currently watching one federal lawsuit challenging one New York landlord’s ban on renting to people with criminal backgrounds. Even though the federal government has indicated to landlords that these types of bans violate fair housing laws, the practice unfortunately still persists in many cities. According to some estimates, these types of… Read More »

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