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.
A crowd of three hundred, united for a more fair and just system of criminal justice, joined the Ohio Justice & Policy Center to hear Piper Kerman talk about her experiences, her book, and the prospects for fair, intelligent, redemptive reform in Ohio.
At this Community Issues Forum, Stephen JohnsonGrove discusses the new Jim Crow and how it insures economic inequality for a growing number of African-American males.
Stephen JohnsonGrove gave a TED talk centering around the various boxes a criminal record can create and how to move beyond them at Marion Correctional TEDx event.
“As a physician, I have appreciated the opportunity to serve hand in hand with the Ohio Justice and Policy Center in their role as ombudsmen for the rights of those confined in the criminal justice system. It has been a fulfilling and spiritualizing experience for me to participate in this humane venture.” Dr. Richard Bozian