Ban the Box

J M Scully Back “Ban the Box” Campaign

Ban the BoxJ M Scully are proud to announce their association with a growing campaign called ‘Ban the box’.

Ban the box is an international campaign by civil rights groups and advocates for ex-offenders, aimed at persuading employers to remove from their hiring applications the check box that asks if applicants have a criminal record. Its purpose is to enable ex-offenders to display their qualifications in the hiring process before being asked about their criminal records. The premise of the campaign is that anything that makes it harder for ex-offenders to find a job makes it likelier that they will re-offend, which is bad for society.

The campaign began in Hawaii in the late 1990s, and has since gained strength in other U.S. states. Here in the United Kingdom, corporate social responsibility advocacy charity Business in the Community launched a “ban the box” campaign in October 2013.

We are one of eleven UK companies that have signed up to the campaign and we see this as another step in our evolving focus on the social impact that J M Scully makes on society in general.

Check out the link to the BITC website for further details;