New Federal Ban-the-Box Law Slated for 2021

Tucked into the massive defense spending bill passed by Congress last week, the Fair Chance Act bars federal executive, legislative, and judicial agencies and their contractors from requesting criminal history information until a conditional job offer has been extended to an applicant.

Ban the Box for Colleges, Too

Finding a job — especially one that pays well —is key to keeping those with a criminal history from being rearrested. Removing criminal history questions on college applications will lead to better outcomes not only for people with records, but for society as a whole, argues an R Street researcher.