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The California Employers' Fair Chance Hiring Toolkit is a critical resource for employers, H.R. departments, corporate counsel, and workforce development professionals on "Fair Chance" hiring!

Root & Rebound provides in-person trainings and consultations on Fair Chance Hiring to private and public employers, small and large businesses, workforce development professionals, and community-based organizations to improve your H.R. practices and services. Please contact K.C. Taylor at kctaylor@rootandrebound.org for more information.

The toolkit and trainings are part of the larger national effort to increase employment and economic opportunities for the 1 in 3 Americans living with a criminal record, who are disproportionately low-income and people of color. We hope that the toolkit encourages California employers to explore how they can increase their talent pool and retain loyal employees eager for opportunity and a fair chance at work.


Beginning January 1st, 2018, the Fair Chance Act became the law statewide in California, applying to both private and public employers. Learn more about the new law & best practices by reading our newest Fair Chance Hiring Toolkit for California employers below.

Special thanks to our Toolkit Partners & Advisors including: Los Angeles Mayor's Office of ReentryLos Angeles Metro Employer Advisory CouncilCity of Los Angeles Workforce Investment BoardDave's Killer Bread FoundationNational H.I.R.E. NetworkNational Workrights Institute, and Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law.

Click here to read the letter from Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, announcing the official launch of the toolkit.