Collateral Consequences and Economic Mobility Project
This funding will support CSG Justice Center’s Economic Mobility Project, a project designed to build support for continued justice reforms in CT, focusing on removal of barriers to employment for those with criminal records. CSG Justice Center strives to develop research-driven strategies and tools to help governments increase public safety and strengthen communities. Through their Collateral Consequences and Economic Mobility Project, CSG will work to educate policymakers, employers, advocates, and the public about the thousands of barriers to job training, employment, and occupational licenses faced by people with criminal records. This work will include: collecting data, engaging the business community, and speaking with political directors and legislators from both parties. CSG will also establish a website dedicated to raising awareness of the barriers faced by those with criminal records in CT.
The Council of State Governments (CSG) Justice Center provides practical, nonpartisan, research-driven strategies and tools to increase public safety and strengthen communities in a variety of ways. This work is achieved through 120 employees based in offices that span three time zones. Their professional backgrounds vary extensively, with decades of experience in law enforcement, community corrections, court administration, housing, mental health and addiction services, state prisons, local jails, juvenile justice, education, workforce development and victim advocacy.