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Charles Brackett

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Charles Brackett


Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston


Rappaport Public Policy Fellow



Rappaport Public Policy Fellows spend 10 weeks each summer serving within the highest levels of state and municipal governments in the Greater Boston Area. The program includes students from graduate and professional programs at local universities.

Graduate School
UMass Boston

Undergraduate School
McGill University

David Friedman, Boston Red Sox and Rappaport Institute Advisory Board Member

City of Boston, Mayor’s Office

Patricia Boyle-McKenna, Director of Internships

Description of Fellowship
Between June and August 2014, Charlie conducted extensive one-on-one interviews and workshops with employers and staffing firms to determine the sources of their criminal background checking policies and garner insights and recommendations for the Mayor on how to leverage city resources to improve ex-offender hiring outcomes. He analyzed ex-offender performance in relation to a non-offender control group.