Ban the Box

Ban the Box

When people come out of prison, one of the most important keys to successful re-entry into the community is getting a job.  Yet on many applications there is a check box "Have you ever been convicted of a misdemeanor or felony".  If you check that box you can be pretty sure your application will go straight into the trash.  The Ban the Box bill, (house 5507/senate357) would remove that question from applications and provide some basic protections from employment discrimination, as well as provide employers with some liability protection.  Employers can still lea

Ban the Box Fact Sheet and Talking Points

This is a background sheet and talking points piece.

RI State House Watch March 25 edition

A list of issues AFSC is following at the RI State House with  notice of public hearings, background information and links to bill texts.

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