Congress Continues to Consider Criminal Justice Reform

AGC supports Job Training Provisions

In the few remaining days of the current Congress, there remains an effort to pass sweeping criminal justice reforms in the FIRST STEP Act. This legislation includes numerous policy changes with the goal to reduce recidivism and help ex-offenders lead productive lives after leaving the criminal justice system. Among those provisions that AGC supports, are the employment and job training opportunities for ex-offenders. AGC recognizes the construction industry struggles to find qualified workers and ex-offenders struggle to find jobs. AGC outlined that it hopes the FIRST STEP Act will increase job training programs and prepare ex-offenders in a letter to Congress earlier this week.
 
For more information, contact Jim Young at youngj@agc.org or (202) 547-0133.


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