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Michelle Rodriguez of the National Employment Law Project will talk about 'Ban the Box' efforts to reduce employment barriers for people with arrest or conviction records.
Michelle Natividad Rodriguez is a Senior Staff Attorney with the National Employment Law Project. She works with state and local advocates across the country in their efforts to reduce barriers to employment for people with arrest and conviction records, with a focus on California. She is also leading NELP’s efforts to promote fair chance hiring campaigns nationally and co-authored 65 Million “Need Not Apply”: The Case for Reforming Criminal Background Checks for Employment. Before joining NELP, Michelle was a Senior Staff Attorney at Public Advocates, a non-profit law firm and advocacy organization in San Francisco. She has served on the board of Common Counsel Foundation since 2006.
Co-sponsored by the Levin Center and the Stanford Criminal Justice Center.