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More prospective employees' criminal pasts become off-limits

More prospective employees' criminal pasts become off-limits | Safe Return Project | Scoop.it
A California city became the latest U.S. municipality to pass an ordinance prohibiting city contractors from ever inquiring about many job applicants' criminal histories, furthering a national trend.
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Richmond, Calif. City Council voted to enact 'ban-the-box' law
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The Safe Return Project is making national headlines again check out this interview with Richmond City Council Member Jovanka Beckles on Fox News where she talks about why she decided to work with the Safe Return Project to pass the Ban the Box ordinance in the city of Richmond.

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Once behind bars, group advocates for prisoners coming home

Once behind bars, group advocates for prisoners coming home | Safe Return Project | Scoop.it
When the door opened at West County Detention Facility for Tamisha Walker, it was dark. After six months in jail, Walker was free. But she was alone. No one was there to pick her up. All she had was a bus ticket and a bag.
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For formerly incarcerated, “ban the box” brings hope

For formerly incarcerated, “ban the box” brings hope | Safe Return Project | Scoop.it
Richmond’s “ban the box” ordinance prohibits city contractors from inquiring about an applicant’s criminal history at any other point during the hiring process unless the job is deemed "sensitive”–for example,...
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Richmond mayor honors local groups with Martin Luther King award for work redirecting funds from jails to rehabilitation programs

Richmond mayor honors local groups with Martin Luther King award for work redirecting funds from jails to rehabilitation programs | Safe Return Project | Scoop.it
Mayor Gayle McLaughlin presented five community groups with the 2013 Martin Luther King Jr.
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Formerly incarcerated men encourage others to vote

Formerly incarcerated men encourage others to vote | Safe Return Project | Scoop.it
Johnny Valdepena, a 46-year-old Richmond resident who has spent more of his life in prison than out of it, will vote for the first time next week.
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