Ban The Box

Oakland City Council Unanimously Approves Army Base Development PlanAfter years of deliberations, the Oakland City Council voted Tuesday night to approve development of the old Oakland Army Base.
Phil Matier: Job Battle At The Heart Of Oakland Base Redevelopment KCBS, CBS 5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier said the battle over jobs could shape the future of redevelopment of the Oakland Army Base.
Bill Would Eliminate Criminal History Box On Some Job ApplicationsContra Costa continues to receive low-level offenders as part of the state’s realignment plan to ease prison overcrowding, and now there is an effort to get inmates out of jail, and into employment.
East Bay Interfaith Community Encourages Employers To Hire FelonsA key part of the strategy is encouraging the so-called "ban the box" approach to hiring, which means employers don't ask applicants to check the box indicating whether they've ever been incarcerated.