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Ban the Box: Dallas
Speaking out for Ban-the-Box in Dallas.
On Wednesday, June 1st, the Dallas City Council will brief on a policy that has the potential to fundamentally reshape employment in Dallas for people with criminal backgrounds. This policy is known as Ban the Box or Fair Chance hiring. There will be no vote taken this Wednesday, but it is impera...
Dallas rejects cite and release
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Dallas City Council in a 10-5 vote rejected a pilot plan to begin issuing citations for low-level marijuana possession in lieu of arrests and jail time. Though this is undoubtedly a defeat, the push for a Cite and Release program in Dallas is not over. Because we already knew the pilot program was i...
Ban the Box in Dallas
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It is well established that the path to stability for the formerly incarcerated is through employment, yet studies show that simply asking “Have You Been Convicted of a Felony?” is a major barrier on two levels.
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