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 Hiring, Community Health 05.09.12
Chicago Reporter Interviews
Drs. Todman, McDowell on
Hiring, Community Health

In their ongoing research, a team led by the Adler School's Institute on Social Exclusion are finding low-income communities of color—such as Chicago’s underserved Englewood community—that see higher instances of incarceration and arrest are most affected by employment discrimination. A policy change by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission offers "an important ray of hope and can be leveraged to help the community," says ISE Executive Director Lynn Todman, Ph.D.

In interviews with The Chicago Reporter, Dr. Todman and ISE Research Associate Tiffany McDowell, Ph.D., discuss preliminary findings of the ISE’s 18-month Mental Health Impact Assessment in collaboration with the Englewood community, to determine the impact on community mental health when employers use arrest records in making employment decisions about community residents. "We want to help residents understand they can have a voice," Dr. McDowell says.

Click here to read “New EEOC guidelines on discrimination based on arrests, convictions bring hope to some communities.”

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