Tag: criminal history
Attorney General Mark R. Herring issued the following statement in support of Governor Terry McAuliffe’s reforms to the state’s hiring process.
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Virginia today applauded the governor’s action on “ban the box” that will help lead the way to greater opportunities for former offenders seeking to reenter the workforce.
Virginia Organizing leaders, including several people who were formerly incarcerated, were present today when Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe announced that the state of Virginia applications for employment would no longer ask about an individual’s criminal history.
At a press conference today at Goodwill Industries in Richmond, Governor Terry McAuliffe signed an Executive Order reforming state hiring practices by removing questions regarding criminal history from employment applications.
The Augusta/Staunton/Waynesboro Chapter of Virginia Organizing will ask the Staunton City Council to remove the question about a person’s criminal history from city job applications (“ban the box”) at tonight’s City Council meeting.