Harris County Commissioners adopted a plan last Tuesday from Harris Attorney Christian Menefee to remove barriers for job candidates with criminal histories who apply for positions with the county.

The “Fair Chance Policy” was approved by a vote of 3-2.

The plan bans most Harris County agencies from including questions about criminal history on job applications.

Let us know what you think about this in the comments. Are we going in the correct direction for criminal justice reform or not?

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