Employer support is the missing piece in a complex puzzle

Through discussion and research, Red Cross and its collaborators found a critical missing piece in the complex employment landscape for people with lived experience of the justice system. We ask employers to recruit, manage and retain from this often-overlooked cohort; however, we fail to empower employers to understand how appropriately engage.

  • Have you questioned why all the roles in your organisation require a police check?
  • Have you ever felt unsure of how to assess a police check for your organisation?
  • Have you felt unsure of which questions to ask an applicant when assessing their police check?

This is exactly what our research tapped into and why we have come together to create this first of its kind resource. We want you, employers, to feel supported and aware of best practice when recruiting, retaining and engaging people with lived experience of the justice system. Together offer better employment opportunities and support a more diverse workforce.

Find out more about our research by downloading the full report or the research summary.

People with lived experience of the justice system have provided an authentic contribution to our work. Specifically in the area of impact through creating relationships with clients and community members.
National Employer survey respondent

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