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New Paper on Expanding Opportunities for People with Criminal Records in the Green Economy



The National Employment Law Project (NELP), PolicyLink, and the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights have teamed up to publish Expanding Opportunity: Employing the Formerly Incarcerated in the Green Economy, which provides the necessary information to enable efficient and equitable hiring of people with criminal records using Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) funds.

This timely publication serves as an easy-to-use resource for agencies that oversee WAP programs, contractors, and education and training providers. Community organizations and advocates can also use the paper to promote fair opportunities for people with criminal records in the emerging green sector. Utilizing the strategies and tools described in this paper is a useful first step towards ending discrimination and simultaneously fulfilling the promise offered by the Recovery Act and the WAP.

We hope that you find this paper to be a useful contribution to a very important conversation. Please feel free to share this document with your networks and with anyone concerned about these topics.

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National Employment Law Project

PolicyLink

Ella Baker Center for Human Rights




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