We have created this page to provide ways for people to engage in building fair chance opportunities. If you are unable to add your skills personally, please support the organizations the are performing the important public services that we need in our society today.
The Ban The Box initiative exists to remove the question “Have you ever been convicted of a felony?” from a job application. Both states and cities have banned the box, sometimes only for public jobs and sometimes for both public and private employment. Find out what is happening in your area and join the movement to help eliminate the ‘box’ around the country.
You can help your employer understand why it’s important to include formerly incarcerated people at your workplace! In addition to just finding the best people for the job, there are financial and training incentives to address and support most concerns and considerations.
You can help your employer understand why it’s important to include formerly incarcerated people.
We hope you will consider supporting our work. Fair Shake offers, for FREE:
A National Resource Directory with over 14,000 resources and 260 Reentry Guides
A 100+ page Reentry Packet mailed, for free, to any incarcerated person who requests it.
An Office In The Cloud with an email account, data storage, and a Personal Web Page, exclusively for returning citizens