Ban The Box

Ohio passed policy HR-29: Disclosure of Criminal Convictions During the Application Process. It requires state employers to remove questions about arrests and convictions from job applications and to only check for criminal records after an applicant has gone through an interview.

If the person has a conviction, then the state employer should perform an individualized assessment that involves asking questions like:

  • What was the nature of the charge?
  • How much time has passed since the offense occurred.
  • Was the person incarcerated?
  • Were there any rehabilitation efforts?
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