Join the Massachusetts Bar Association, MassINC and the Federal
Reserve Bank of Boston's New England Public Policy Center for a
breakfast forum and discussion about the impact of CORI reform on
employment and recidivism rates in Massachusetts.
Policymakers have proposed and enacted policies that seek to limit
the negative consequences that a criminal record imposes on
ex-offenders, their families and society at large. Between 2010 and
2012, CORI reform in Massachusetts significantly changed how
employers access criminal records, with a goal of improving
employment for these individuals and reducing recidivism. The forum
will be held Tuesday, March 21, from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., at the
John Adams Courthouse in Boston.
The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston's New England Public Policy
Center will present new research that explores the effect of
Massachusetts CORI reform on ex-offenders' employment and
recidivism rates. This breakfast, which is free and open to all,
will provide a forum for policy leaders, practitioners, and
advocates to learn about and reflect on the role of CORI reform in
promoting the successful reintegration of ex-offenders.
Welcome remarks: MBA President Jeffrey N.
Catalano and Dr. Robert Triest
Presentation of research findings: Dr. Osborne
Jackson and Dr. Bo Zhao, New England Public Policy Center
- Senator William Brownsberger
- Pauline Quirion, Massachusetts Bar Association
- Darrin Howell, 1199 SEIU