Criminal Records

Article – The Community Alternatives team writes about how colleges that ask about applicants’ criminal history in their admission process create an additional burden to those trying to fit back into society – without gaining any additional safety assurances. Overcoming this stigma is needed. Read article here.

Article – I Went to Prison – How’s That for an Ice Breaker? Teresa Hodge, co-founder and Director of Innovation and Strategy for Mission: Launch, provides a first-hand account of how stigma affected her following her release from prison. Read article here. 

Fast Facts: Criminal Records. Better understand the who, what and why of returning citizens as a first step to stopping the stigma.

Pinterest: Check out our Pinterest page for interesting and informative stories, photographs and videos to enhance one’s understanding about the stigma related to criminal histories.

Research: Find peer reviewed journal articles about the stigma associated with criminal records in our searchable database.

Spotlight Calendar

Each month B Stigma-Free will spotlight a different area for attention. Blog articles, fact sheets and social media emphasis will call attention to the issue of stigma and the identified topic. Do you have suggestions for us to include? Tell us your ideas here.

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