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Assist a nonprofit providing education and reentry programs to currently and formerly incarcerated individuals by helping to draft a disclaimer/template language for partner companies considering hiring alumni from the nonprofits’ programming.
The Last Mile is seeking assistance drafting a template provision/language that will alert potential hiring partners’ HR teams of their responsibility to conduct due diligence to assure their ability to engage with The Last Mile before significant time and resources are spent. This language could be used to amend or replace language in the prospective partners’ current contracts, allowing them to hire individuals with backgrounds that don’t directly impact the role they are applying for. Oftentimes, The Last Mile team enters conversations with potential partners that want to hire alumni/formerly incarcerated individuals. However, internal policies act as barriers and the prospective partners don’t know how to navigate or address the problem. The hope is that while this new language won’t apply in all situations, at a minimum it will serve as a starting point for conversations.