Everyone deserves a second chance in the United States, and the right to work and to support themselves and their families — but for the 70 million people living with a criminal record in the U.S., the penalties of a conviction last far beyond the sentence. Indeed, there are at least 45,000 laws or statutes that restrict and diminish the lives and redemptive potential of people with a record.
The #WORKINGfuture campaign is committed to eliminating the devastating barriers to health, housing, and work while restoring basic human dignity to all.
Led by JustLeadershipUSA, and in partnership with directly impacted communities, the #WORKINGfuture campaign seeks to eliminate the barriers to employment that people with records are facing.
The #WORKINGfuture campaign builds power within and among impacted communities to challenge legislative barriers that exclude people from the future they deserve, and transform the narrative about the lifelong impacts of collateral consequences on people, families, and communities.