Ban the Box illuminates how state and local governments can remove conviction history questions from job applications for public and private employment in order to provide a fair chance at jobs for applicants with criminal records. The campaign follows the logic that if we can help people obtain jobs, then they won’t have to turn to crime as a way to make ends meet. However, Ban the Box doesn’t stop there. It is also working with community partners throughout Los Angeles County to provide resources and guidance that help people give back and become productive members of society.
Ban The Box helps bridge the gap between employers and people with criminal records. By removing questions about prior convictions from initial job applications, employers can focus on how a person’s qualifications meet the job requirements rather than their criminal history. Ban the Box is what you’ll get: an experience that helps you arrive at your ideal candidate and allows us to connect with powerful talent that might have been overlooked otherwise.