INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (June 2, 2014) – A new ordinance begins today to help ex-offenders find jobs.
The “Ban the Box” rule affects city and county contractors.
They can no longer ask about a person’s criminal background on an application or during a first-round interview.
The goal is to reduce the number of people who come out of prison only to re-offend because they can’t find work.
More than 50 other cities and a handful of states across the country have passed similar measures.