Resolution

Prison Reform: Ban the Box

18/11/2016 12:31 pm

Ban the Box

Recognising the central role of employment in helping people leaving prison to become reintegrated into society, the Bishops’ Conference agrees to ‘Ban the Box’ in their diocesan recruitment practices, and encourages all employers to do the same, so as to allow for applicants to make their case.

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