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Ban the Box Campaign
In 2013, MJP became the driving force behind what we believed to be the next logical step in the effort to support successful reentry and to reduce recidivism. Despite significant opposition, the legislation was passed and once again, Baltimore has the opportunity to be the catalyst to improve outcomes for those who have been in contact with the justice system.
In 2014, the City of Baltimore passed historic Ban the Box legislation for private employment applications and in doing so removed a hurdle to employment opportunities for the city’s returning population; a large demographic of Baltimore’s unemployed workforce. To date, the City of Baltimore is the only urban area within the State to take this proactive position.
MJP, in collaboration with our community partners, is launching and leading the expansion of the ban the box initiative by engaging in a city-wide outreach & education campaign. Support MJP's comprehensive and inclusive outreach effort!
Volunteering at MJP, offers an opportunity to work with front running advocates for the rights of formerly incarcerated citizens. Volunteers will be instrumental in planning fundraising events and coordinating projects that empower young people as stewards in the political process.
MJP will educate and inform both ex-offenders and employers about legislation relative to this cause, their responsibilities, and the positive impact that advocated initiatives can have on the community.