‘Fair Chance’ Hiring Helps Formerly Incarcerated People Find Work

“Fair chance” hiring is the practice of hiring individuals with a criminal record. It is also sometimes called “second chance hiring.” When formerly incarcerated people can’t find a job after leaving prison, they face significant challenges, including lack of food, clothes, transportation, or shelter. This can cause desperation and lead to additional crimes or addiction issues, perpetuating the cycle of incarceration.

PA 211 Helpline: An Under-Sourced “Resource” for Returning Citizens 

Explore how PA 211 Helpline by United Way supports returning citizens in Philadelphia, providing reentry resources 24/7. Uncover the challenges faced by those leaving prison and the need for inclusive community support. Learn about the initiative’s potential to reduce recidivism and uplift individuals after incarceration.