Fair Chance Licensing Project: States Expand Access to In-Demand Jobs


Nearly one in four jobs in the U.S. require a government-issued license. Yet many people with a criminal record are prohibited from receiving occupational licenses or discouraged from seeking jobs in licensed fields.


Barriers to work can have devastating effects on people with criminal records, but fair chance licensing legislation can reduce these barriers. View our maps to see which states are making changes.


To view which states are making changes, click here.