Ban the box makes it illegal to ask a job applicant about criminal convictions until after a conditional offer of employment is made. It is an expression of frustration on the part of District policymakers about the poor job prospects that residents returning to the District from incarceration face. Unfortunately, ban the box is likely to aggravate the problem by making the hiring process more complex, confusing and expensive. There is a better option attached. Operation Capstone envisions the creation of a non-profit job placement firm that would do nothing other than place returning citizens into jobs.
See the business and financial plan for this project here: Operation Capstone
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