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.

January 1, 2007

In This Report, You’ll Learn

  1. 1

    How many Floridians are potentially impacted by employment restrictions.

  2. 2

    The three types of job restrictions and their sources.

  3. 3

    How the severity of restrictions varies.

  4. 4

    What types of occupations are most affected by restrictions.

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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