Prison to Proprietorship: Entrepreneurship Opportunities for the Formerly Incarcerated
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 | 11:30 AM
The Committee on Small Business will meet for a hearing titled, “Prison to Proprietorship: Entrepreneurship Opportunities for the Formerly Incarcerated.” The hearing is scheduled to begin at 11:30 A.M. on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 in Room 2360 of the Rayburn House Office Building.
Many formerly incarcerated individuals face barriers to reentering the workforce. Some employers hesitate to hire the formerly incarcerated, which drastically reduces employment possibilities and earnings potential. Entrepreneurship can help to overcome these barriers to employment and reduce recidivism. The hearing will discuss entrepreneurship training options for incarcerated and formerly incarcerated individuals.To view a livestream of the hearing, please click here.
Mr. Shon Hopwood
Associate Professor of Law
Georgetown University Law Center
Mr. Gary Wozniak
President and CEO
Ms. Corinne Ann Hodges
Association of Women's Business Centers
Mr. Jerry Blassingame
Founder and CEO
*Witness testimony will be posted within 24 hours after the hearing’s occurrence