To create and distribute a survey to a range of Connecticut employers in order to collect data on the hiring practices and barriers to employment of persons with criminal records. Malta will partner with the Nielsen/Harris firm to create the polling questions and analyze results. Business associations in the state will help distribute the survey to members. Survey results will be shared with policymakers, the media and the public. Malta and its advocacy partners also will use the survey to encourage the business community to reform their practices and offer more job opportunities to those with prior justice involvement, including the formerly incarcerated.