2021: Mississippi tackled re-entry reform for employment, occupational licensing, habitual offender reform, and the establishment of re-investment funds. Our first employer engagement forum gathered more than 70 local business and government leaders as well as HR professionals exploring the benefits of second chance hiring in Mississippi.
2022: Session starts 1/4/2022
Top areas of focus will be Occupational Licensing (Fresh Start Act) as well as reforms in Habitual Offender and Re-Entry packages.
Peyton has over 12 years of work experience with the State of Louisiana: first as a child welfare specialist, then as a juvenile probation and parole officer. Prior to joining Right on Crime, he worked in adult probation and parole as a specialist supervising violent offender caseloads. Peyton has spent time as both a volunteer and reserve deputy sheriff, as well as providing as-needed support to Elayn Hunt Correctional Center working as a correctional officer. As a former instructor with Peace Officer Standards and Training certification, he taught at the Probation and Parole Police Academy. Peyton has witnessed firsthand the need for criminal justice reform, the impacts of rehabilitation and re-entry programs, and the inner workings of the Louisiana Probation and Parole system.
News & Research
Second Chances Matter – A Conversation with Richard Boykin
Zach McCue January 25, 2022
Mississippi Employer Engagement Forum 2021
Zach McCue January 18, 2022
Together, We Can Make Mississippi Safer and Reentry-Ready
Scott Peyton September 9, 2021
“A re-entry ready Mississippi will help to ensure public safety while protecting victims and providing hope for a better future for all Mississippians.”