The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners, North Carolina, voted recently to ban the box on most of its job applications. The resolution is intended to create a fair chance employment policy to ensure that the hiring practices of the county do not unfairly deny employment to people with criminal conviction records, which are not job related. The vote follows a board meeting at which members of All Gods Children Ministry Team proposed a resolution for a fair chance employment policy for county government. The removal of the box, however, will not apply to all county departments. The Sheriffs Office will continue asking about prior convictions for law enforcement, detention center and telecommunications positions.

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