Senator Donald McEachin and Delegate Rob Krupicka will host a press conference to discuss their “ban the box” legislation. The bill HB892 if passed by lawmakers would prohibit state agencies from asking about criminal history on employment applications.
The “Ban the Box” press conference will be held at the House Briefing Room at the Virginia General Assembly Buiding today at 2 p.m. The purpose is to raise awareness about the difficulties facing ex-offenders trying to find employment and the current legislation seeking to help them reintegrate successfuly into society.
The press conference will include speakers from Offender Aid and Restoration (OAR), Bridging the Gap In Virginia and personal testimonies from ex-offenders.
Richard Walker of Bridging the Gap in Virginia had this to say about the “Ban the Box” legislation