Show your commitment to fair chance hiring.

Colorado employers in all three sectors – private, public and nonprofit – want to do more to promote criminal justice reform and fair chance hiring, which means giving every person a fair chance at being hired, even if they have a criminal record.

Colorado spends $660 million a year on incarceration and has one of the highest recidivism rates in the nation at 49 percent. Colorado voters approved “Ban the Box” legislation in 2019, which prohibits employers from asking whether a candidate has a felony on their job applications. We must do more to make sure that the 650,000+ Americans released from prison every year are able to get a good job and earn a decent wage.

We understand that there are many rules and barriers in the way so, we are partnering with a Fair Chance Hiring Coalition to make it simple for you to learn more about fair chance hiring. Learn more about the coalition.

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Additional Resources

Learn more about how employers in different industries such as healthcare, manufacturing and financial services are implementing Fair Chance Hiring.

Learn more about The Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC), a federal tax credit that encourages employers to hire targeted groups of job seekers.

Access resources to confidently hire and develop employees with a criminal background.