Landscape Assessment Tool: Reducing Housing Barriers for People Involved in the Justice System

How to Assess the Landscape of Background Screening in your Community

Criminal background screenings are a significant barrier to accessing housing for people involved in the justice system – especially for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC). It is crucial to understand how these screening procedures operate in each community to address the harmful impacts of criminal background screenings in housing applications. A "Landscape Assessment" can help identify trends in screening procedures and areas for reducing barriers. CSH designed this Landscape Assessment tool to help you conduct a comprehensive analysis of criminal background screening procedures in your community that can reduce barriers to housing and lead to recovery and stability for people involved in the justice system.

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