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