Detroit City Council unanimously passes 'ban the box' ordinance
Ordinance aimed at expanding job opportunities for ex-felons
The Detroit City Council on Tuesday unanimously passed the “ban the box” ordinance, which is aimed at expanding job opportunities to ex-felons.
The ordinance eliminates the question, “Have you ever been convicted of a crime?” from job applications associated with city work.
The goal is to allow ex-felons an opportunity to apply for jobs without the fear of being pre-judged.