Detroit City Council unanimously passes 'ban the box' ordinance

Ordinance aimed at expanding job opportunities for ex-felons

Published On: Nov 22 2011 10:02:07 AM EST   Updated On: Nov 22 2011 12:04:54 PM EST
Detroit City Council
DETROIT -

 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.