One of the hardest obstacles to overcome when a previously incarcerated person reenters society is the reluctance of employers to hire someone with a criminal background. Right on Crime published From Tax Burdens to Tax Payers Handbook for Employers which includes testimony from business owners and offers statistical analysis on why hiring previously incarcerated individuals benefits businesses, communities, and families across Louisiana.

The fundamental intent of Right on Crime in providing this handbook is to assist employers in making informed decisions when considering individuals with criminal records for employment in their companies.

“With Louisiana’s growing workforce shortage, one possible solution is hiring individuals with criminal backgrounds,”said Right on Crime state director of Louisiana Elain Ellerbe. “Not only does a company benefit from skilled workers, but they are also helping improve public safety and helping families become economically stable.”

Employer Handbook rev 10-2020