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MJT: Ban-The-Box (Felony) Employment Application

Aug 10, 2013 | by Nation Inside Team

The MJT will advocate for other Virginia governments and private businesses to “Ban the Box” and reduce barriers that prevent our community members from finding work.

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Fair hiring policies were introduced and passed by the City Governments of Newport News and Richmond due to growing momentum for state-level reform to reduce employment barriers faced by Virginians with criminal records.  “Ban the Box” fair-hiring policies remove the question about an applicant’s criminal history from the initial employment application and defers the question until the “interview” process, which gives job applicants the opportunity to be evaluated based upon their job qualifications. We applaud the City of Newport News and the City of Richmond for their leadership, by changing their policies and making efforts to reduce barriers and reduce recidivism for people with criminal histories.  The MJT will advocate for other Virginia governments and private businesses to “Ban the Box” and reduce other barriers that prevent our community members from trying to work.

Renita Parker
Good Seed, Good Ground
Web site:  GSGG.ORG

Richard Walker
Bridging the Gap of Virginia
Web site:  BridgingTheGapVa.org

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