2015 Policy Forum

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).

Download the 2015 Policy Forum Report.

Click here to see photos from the 2016 Policy Forum.