Fair Chance Licensing Project: States Expand Access to In-Demand Jobs

Criminal and Juvenile Records


Fair Chance Licensing Project webpage

As states across the nation struggle with labor shortages, The Council of State Governments Justice Center launched the Fair Chance Licensing Project, an unprecedented effort to track new reforms across all 50 states that reduce barriers to employment for people with criminal and juvenile records. The project also provides resources for lawmakers, business leaders, workforce organizations, and community advocates to explore how these reforms, known as “fair chance licensing,” can help address the current worker shortage.

In the new digital resource, you can:

Visit the project homepage