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Rethinking Criminal Records Checks

Building on earlier successful work addressing this issue, the Rethinking Criminal Records project will educate employers and job seekers about their rights and obligations in disclosing criminal history.

The Rethinking Criminal Record Checks (RCRC) project is an Aboriginal-led project which aims to address the barriers to employment for Aboriginal Victorians created by criminal record checks. The RCRC project will build knowledge of best practice in relation to the employment of Aboriginal people with a criminal record. It will also develop resources to support Aboriginal job-seekers with a criminal record to present their best case for employment and enable employers to make informed decisions about employing an Aboriginal person with a criminal record.

Contact: RethinkingCriminalRecords@rmit.edu.au

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Key People

Stan Winford

Stan Winford

Associate Director of Research, Innovation & Reform

Stan is a legal and justice system expert with experience in innovation and reform, including user centred design and applications for restorative and therapeutic justice in criminal and civil law.

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Jarrod Hughes

Jarrod Hughes

Senior Adviser, Research and Advocacy

Jarrod is a social researcher with experience in social policy and criminal justice policy and has worked extensively within the Victorian Aboriginal community.

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