Why Should Employers Consider Hiring Former Offenders

Jul 17, 2015

Many companies hire individuals with arrest records, giving former offender a second chance.

Each year hundreds of thousands of inmates are released from American prisons. It is often extremely difficult for these individuals to re-integrate into society, and one of the main obstacles they face is finding gainful employment.

Joining us today to explore how and why employers should consider hiring former offenders are attorney Sasha Appatova, who manages the Second Chance Legal Clinics at the Ohio Justice and Policy Center; and, Dan Meyer, CEO of Nehemiah Manufacturing and founder of the Beacon of Hope Alliance, an organization formed to encourage more companies to offer a second chance to former offenders. For more information, contact  the Hamilton County Office of Reentry.