Root & Rebound is taking the first step in trying to connect and coordinate statewide efforts to reduce Occupational Licensing Bans and Barriers based on a candidate’s criminal record, and are asking for 15 minutes of your time to tell us about any work you are involved in through this survey:
CA Criminal Records & Occupational Licensing Advocacy & Representation Coordinating Statewide Efforts
This will help us to understand what is happening in the current landscape and where our efforts and statewide coordination are needed and not needed (just as important) to provide more opportunities for people with records.
We see a severe need for reform and better representation on this issue through our Reentry Legal Hotline and with incarcerated students involved in our Training Program who need opportunities to do the work they are skilled/trained for. We would like to see movement on this issue in California in the years to come, but do not want to duplicate current efforts or reinvent the wheel; rather, we would like to prop up, strengthen, and connect current efforts and groups who plan/hope to be more involved in this issue. Any answers you provide will allow us to do just that. We will share answers (in digestible format) with all survey participants.
We would like to know more about your current efforts, future goals, and interest in both policy advocacy on this issue and providing representation to applicants. Please take 15 minutes to answer this survey, and please feel free to send onto others (though I have included many in BCC!).