The Criminal Justice and Employment Initiative has been in the forefront of bringing together diverse constituencies for dialogue, education, and research on reducing barriers to employment for people with criminal records, as well as to analyze and propose best practices on the issues of evaluating candidates with criminal records, employment of justice-involved individuals, criminal record education, and occupational licensing.  This work has included national conferences, focus groups, education programs, direct training, outreach, and the development of websites and brochures.  The Criminal Justice and Employment Initiative includes the NYS Employment Opportunities for Persons with a Criminal Record project, The Cornell Project for Records Assistance, and The Criminal Records Panel Study.