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Fair Chance Conversations: Catherine Jones & Anna Melbin, Campaign for the Fair Sentencing of Youth

Updated: Mar 11

Key Takeaways :

  • Companies interested in Fair Chance employment can take a multifaceted approach to strategies and partnerships, including learning & proximity, philanthropy & volunteerism, and direct recruitment & hiring.

  • Employees with past justice involvement may be excellent candidates for advancement and career growth. To remove barriers for motivated, qualified candidates it's important to look at HR policies affecting promotions and management positions in addition to initial hiring policies.

  • Employers can be some of the most effective advocates for policy changes impacting candidates with past convictions. Consider opportunities to use your influence at the local, state, and federal levels.


Anna Melbin, Director of Strategic Partnerships, and Catherine Jones, Co-director of Outreach and Partnership Developments, at the Campaign for the Fair Sentencing of Youth (CFSY) sit down with Levelset to discuss the organization’s mission and what makes for an effective partnership with a corporate partner. CFSY is a non-profit organization that focuses on racial justice and equity by leading efforts to ban extreme prison sentencing for children in the legal system.

To find out more about CFSY and to see our full discussion check out our full Fair Chance Conversation here!



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