Supporting the Clean Slate Law in Maryland

In Maryland, nearly one million adults have a criminal record. That’s approximately 2 out of every 10 adults in the state, according to The Clean Slate Initiative. These justice-impacted individuals often face barriers when seeking employment because of social stigmas, unjust hiring practices, and systemic discriminatory policies. Even years after release, it can be difficult for them to find work. In fact, the unemployment rate for formerly incarcerated people is 27% – higher than it has ever been for the general population, as stated by the Responsible Business Initiative for Justice (RBIJ).

Mike Doner, president and CEO of Flagger Force, recently submitted an opinion editorial about how businesses should think about this new legislation and support its important mission.

Read about it here:

Baltimore Post-Examiner


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