President Trump has committed his Administration to advancing second chance hiring for former prisoners. This includes launching a “Ready to Work Initiative. The Trump Administration is promoting second chance hiring to ensure Americans have opportunities to succeed after leaving prison.The President is mobilizing resources across his Administration to boost second chance hiring.
The Department of Justice and Bureau of Prisons is launching a new “Ready to Work Initiative” to connect employers directly with former prisoners.
The Department of Labor is awarding more than $2 million to States to support fidelity bonds that will underwrite companies that hire workers with criminal backgrounds.
The Department of Education is expanding an initiative that allows individuals in prison to receive Pell Grants to better prepare themselves for the workforce.
The Office of Personnel Management is working to make USAJOBS – the Federal Government’s job listings – available to individuals in Federal prison and upon release.
The Trump Administration has fought for a federal tax credit on donations that fund scholarships to private schools, a proposal supported by 64% of African Americans.