‘Second Chance’ gives former convicts another shot at employment
Nov. 15, 2017
Gov. Doug Ducey signed an executive order restricting state agencies from asking about an applicants criminal history until after they are interviewed.
The Second Check Box executive order is a measure to reduce recidivism. Currently, 39 percent of ex-inmates in Arizona are repeat offenders. With the new executive order in place, former convicts will have the opportunity to meet their potential employer without the stigma of their past.
Chalon Hutson, Field Director for Generation Opportunity, says this gives ex-inmates a better chance of integrating back into society.