October 1, 2020
The Ethical Disruption of the Criminal and Civil Justice System
Teresa Hodge has been a tireless entrepreneur throughout her life.
After finishing her seven-year prison sentence, Teresa has founded three nonprofits or startups to help people returning home from prison or jail in the United States. Her latest venture, R3 Score Technologies, was inspired by her experience getting turned down from a job because of her criminal record. The R3 score uses a sophisticated algorithm, the kind that’s often used by fintech startups, to create a real-time risk assessment for formerly incarcerated people when they apply for a job, a car loan or a house. The score offers a nuanced report instead of simply labeling someone’s background history as "good" or "bad."