“I commend the Biden-Harris Administration for recognizing the importance of second chances and expanding access to jobs for formerly incarcerated people. Creating pathways to work for people impacted by the criminal justice system is fundamental to addressing labor shortages as well as to improving public safety and our overall economy,” said Robert Rooks, CEO of REFORM Alliance.

“People with records don’t lack talent or drive — they lack opportunity. These new investments in American jobs, infrastructure, education, and skills will help employers and job seekers and expand opportunities for more people, in particular those who are formerly incarcerated and those on probation and parole.”