Attached is a report on a strategy for improving the returning citizen re-integration process written by the Council for Court Excellence, an organization dedicated to the study of the criminal justice system. Economic Growth DC is strongly in favor of making it considerably easier for returning citizens to seal the records of certain convictions, including some non-violent felonies. We feel these measures are critical to successfully reintegrate citizens back into the workforce upon their return from incarceration. These measures are a prerequisite for lowering the unemployment rate in several parts of the District.

Employment Possibilities for Returning Citizens