OJPC’s Stephen JohnsonGrove joined the Faith & Freedom Coalition and the U.S. Justice Action Network to write this op-ed on fair hiring in Ohio—writing, “The idea behind “banning the box” was to expand the available talent pool for public employers and support individuals’ redemption by opening the door to good state jobs.”
The Ohio House of Representatives passed the Ohio Fair Hiring Act (House Bill 56) on a vote of 89-1. They affirmed the critical importance of allowing rehabilitated people with old criminal records to have a fair shot at public employment.
In this WVXU radio interview our lead attorney for the Second Chance Project, Sasha Appatova, talks about the importance of employers considering hiring former offenders. In this interview Sasha discusses the difficulty that former offenders face when applying for jobs after incarceration. She is joined by CEO of Nehemiah Manufacturing Dan Meyer.
OJPC Board Member Dan Meyer writes powerfully on the benefits of Fair Hiring in this Cincinnati Enquirer op-ed.
Akim Lattermore, from the Ohio Organizing Collaborative, wrote this op-ed about fair hiring in the Youngstown Vindicator. Akim’s story is truly inspiring and her voice brings an essential perspective on the important issue of fair hiring.