Hiring strategies for HR professionals and convicted felons are complicated. When is it acceptable to give a convicted felon a second chance? Although the company the HR professional represents needs manpower, they will overlook qualified individuals because of the label âconvicted felon.â�? Most potential new hires are excluded from being interviewed by being truthful about their conviction on the application. Others are being excluded by being discovered after hire that they have a past conviction that they did not mention on the application or during the interview and are immediately terminated by their employer.
â¢ Can a convicted felon pay their debt to society and successfully rejoin society as a productive citizen?
â¢ How can convicted felons avoid the possibility of recidivism? What kinds of jobs are available to them in order to support their families?
â¢ Why does a 3 year sentence in prison for a felon feel like a life sentence in society?
â¢ What social services are available to felons exiting the prison system?
â¢ How are convicted felons treated by law enforcement after their conviction?