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Ban the Box Status Report

Stephanie Ramsey Stephanie Ramsey


Ban the Box Status Report

Momentum for the policy has grown exponentially, particularly in recent years. There are a total of 17 states representing nearly every region of the country that have adopted the policies:

  1. California (2013, 2010)
  2. Colorado (2012)
  3. Connecticut (2010)
  4. Delaware (2014)
  5. Georgia (2015)
  6. Hawaii (1998)
  7. Illinois (2014, 2013)
  8. Maryland (2013)
  9. Massachusetts (2010)
  10. Minnesota (2013, 2009)
  11. Nebraska (2014)
  12. New Jersey (2014)
  13. New Mexico (2010)
  14. Ohio (2015)
  15. Rhode Island (2013)
  16. Vermont (2015)
  17. Virginia (2015)

Six states have removed the conviction history question on job applications for private employers, which advocates embrace as the next step in the evolution of these policies.

  1. Hawaii
  2. Illinois
  3. Massachusetts
  4. Minnesota
  5. New Jersey
  6. Rhode Island

Numerous cities and counties have implemented ban the box practices:

  1. Arizona – Tucson
  2. California – Alameda County, Berkeley, Carson, Compton, East Palo Alto,
  3. Oakland, Pasadena, Richman, San Francisco, Santa Clara County
  4. Connecticut – Bridgeport, Hartford, New Haven, Norwich
  5. Delaware – Wilmington, New Castle County Florida – Clearwater, Jacksonville, Pompano Beach, St. Petersburg, Tallahassee, Tampa
  6. Georgia – Albany, Atlanta, Fulton County, Macon-Bibb County
  7. Illinois – Chicago
  8. Indiana – Indianapolis
  9. Kansas – Kansas City
  10. Kentucky – Louisville
  11. Louisiana – New Orleans
  12. Maryland – Baltimore, Montgomery County, Prince George’s County Michigan – Ann Arbor, Detroit, East Lansing, Genesee County, Kalamazoo, Muskegon County
  13. Massachusetts – Boston, Cambridge, Worcester
  14. Minnesota – Minneapolis, St. Paul
  15. Missouri – Columbia, Kansas City, St. Louis
  16. New Jersey – Atlantic City, Newark
  17. New York – Buffalo, New York City, Rochester, Syracuse, Ulster County, Yonkers
  18. North Carolina – Carrboro, Charlotte, Cumberland County, City of Durham, Durham County, Spring Lake
  19. Ohio – Akron, Canton, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Dayton,
  20. Hamilton County, Massillon, Summit County, Youngstown
  21. Oregon – Portland, Multnomah County
  22. Pennsylvania – Lancaster, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Allegheny
  23. Rhode Island – Providence
  24. Tennessee – Memphis, Hamilton County
  25. Texas – Austin, Travis County
  26. Virginia – Alexandria, Arlington County, Charlottesville, Danville, Fairfax County Fredericksburg, Newport News, Norfolk, Petersburg, Portsmouth, Richmond, Roanoke, Virginia Beach
  27. Washington – Seattle, Spokane
  28. Wisconsin – Dane County, Milwaukee County

 

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