Florida's Employment Restrictions Based on Criminal Records

Key Findings and Recommendations Based on Governor's Executive Order Requiring an Inventory of Florida's Employment Restrictions

By Governor's Ex-Offender Task Force

January 1, 2007


This report examines the barriers to employment for ex-offenders in Florida based on current law and practice, and recommends reforms to the system to improve opportunities for ex-offenders to find jobs.

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Key Takeaway

Creating employment opportunities for ex-offenders can benefit individuals and society.

Making state laws, policies and practices around criminal background checks and hiring restrictions more consistent will help open up employment opportunities for ex-offenders, which can increase their chance of success at re-entry into society while positively impacting the economy and well-being of communities.

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