Ban the Box in Brown County

Help us permanently Ban the Box in Brown County!

On Wednesday, June 21st Supervisor Mark Becker introduced a resolution to the Brown County Supervisors to Ban the Box in Brown County. Shortly after the meeting, the Human Resources Director made the decision to take the box you must check if you ever were convicted of a crime off county applications!

We currently have no box on our Brown County applications, but because this is an administrative decision, with any turn over in this position, the box could simply be added back on to applications. That is why JOSHUA along with Supervisor Mark Becker are pushing for the county to pass a “Ban the Box Ordinance”. This would make ban the box more permanent in our county and prevent any future director from adding the box back to county applications. On Wednesday July 12th, the ordinance passed through committee 3-1, but our work is not yet done.

On Wednesday, September 20th the ordinance will go before the whole county board for a vote. Please support our Prison Reform Task Force by contacting your county supervisor and talk with them about why this ordinance needs to be passed and why they should support permanently banning the box in Brown County.

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