GJP held its Second Annual Policy Forum, “Ban the Box and Beyond: Opportunities for the Private Sector”, on Tuesday, November 17th at Georgia-Pacific. Members of the business community and policymakers gathered to discuss ideas, opportunities and challenges presented to the private sector by policies aimed to increase the hiring of qualified individuals with a criminal history. Sponsored by the Charles Koch Institute, the forum featured in-depth discussion on three of areas of focus: “ban the box” policies, the use of commercial background reports and barriers to professional licensing.
Many thanks to our moderators and panelists who lead the discussion: Hon. Kwanza Hall (Atlanta City Council), Lawrence Ashe (Parker, Hudson, Rainer & Dobbs LLP), Daniel Hart (Seyfarth Shaw LLP), Rick Rufolo (UPS), Jay Sanders (Governor’s Office of Transition, Support & Reentry), Jeff Sand (The Weiner Law Firm), Craig Bertschi (McRae Bertschi, LLC), Carl Diaz (The Cedalius Group), Neil Gerstenberger (Georgia Bureau of Investigation), David Burge (Smith, Gambrell & Russell LLP), Hon. Michael Nail (Department of Community Supervision) and Mr. Vikrant Reddy (The Charles Koch Institute).