The Criminal Justice and Employment Initiative's (CJEI) research and practice-based effort provides criminal records and employment law training to job seekers who have been involved in the criminal legal system, assists employers in rethinking their approach to hiring, engages in research to study reentry practices, and influences policy makers and legislators on criminal justice reform. A major focus of CJEI's work is the use of criminal records as a screening device for employment, the impact of employment  on reducing recidivism, employer attitudes toward hiring people with criminal records, and the collateral consequences of incarceration.