Criminal Record Online Toolkit

Criminal and Juvenile Records

Criminal Records Online Toolkit homepage image The research and practice-based efforts of the Criminal Justice and Employment Initiative (CJEI) at Cornell University's IRL School provides criminal records and employment law training to job seekers who have been involved in the criminal legal system, assists employers in rethinking their approach to hiring, engages in research to study reentry practices, and influences policy makers and legislators on criminal justice reform. A major focus of CJEI's work is the use of criminal records as a screening device for employment, the impact of employment on reducing recidivism, employer attitudes toward hiring people with criminal records, and the collateral consequences of incarceration.

CJEI's Criminal Records Online Toolkit outlines national and state-specific information on employment laws and criminal record remedies in 48 states, District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico.