MBA President Jeffrey N. Catalano provides welcoming remarks at the March 21 forum on CORI reform.
The Massachusetts Bar Association co-sponsored a MassINC forum
with the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston on March 21 at the John
Adams Courthouse in Boston.
The forum, "Measuring Impact: CORI reform on employment &
recidivism rates," featured a presentation of new research findings
from a report issued by the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston's New
England Public Policy Center, in addition to a panel discussion.
MBA President Jeffrey N. Catalano and Dr. Robert Triest of the
Boston Fed's New England Public Policy Center provided welcoming
The report, "Reintegrating the Ex-Offender Population in the
U.S. Labor Market: Lessons from the CORI Reform in
Massachusetts," explores the effect of Massachusetts CORI
reform on ex-offenders' employment and recidivism rates; it found
small reductions in each.
Panelists for the discussion portion of the event were Senator
William Brownsberger (D-Belmont), chair, Joint Committee on the
Judiciary; Pauline Quirion, Greater Boston Legal Services; Darrin
Howell, 1199 SEIU; and Madeline Neighly, Council of State