Augusta Mayor Makes Case To Ban The Box

Photo of Augusta, Georgia's Mayor Hardie Davis, Jr.
Photo of Augusta, Georgia's Mayor Hardie Davis, Jr.

(AUGUSTA,GA) Augusta looks to follow the lead of the state of Georgia in giving those who’ve been in jail some help   getting a job.

If you apply for a city job at the H-R department the applications contains a check box to say if you’re a convicted felon, this can derail a person’s chance finding work.

The state of Georgia has stopped asking offenders about their job histories when they first apply for a job and Mayor Davis wants Augusta to look at doing the same.

“It’s important for Augusta to be the leader in the state of Georgia   We talk about the number of individuals who are going to enter our community it’s important for us to give them opportunities a fresh start a fair chance this is one way for us to be able to do that

 

Davis asking commissioners today to consider supporting the city efforts to ban the box.

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