Fair chance emplyment legislation is needed to ensure that Idahoans returning to the workforce post-incarceration are able to access employment opportunities that decrease their likelihood of recidivism, allow them to provide for themselves and their families, and increase their ability to contribute to Idaho’s growing economy. Read bill text here.

This fair chance employment policy encourages employers to eliminate blanket exclusions of people with criminal records, delaying criminal history inquiries until later in the hiring process, and ensuring that information about an applicant’s criminal record is considered in a job-related context. Banning the box gives all job applicants a fair chance at opportunity and a fresh start, while ensuring that Idaho’s recidivism rates stay low because formerly incarcerated Idahoans are able to access meaningful employment in their local communities.


Sen. Cherie Buckner-Webb (D)





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