Online lunchtime workshops for students at Cal State San Bernardino’s School of Social Work will focus on AB 1008 "Ban the Box," also known as the California Fair Chance Act.
Presented by CSUSB’s Project Rebound, the “Come Thru” Justice Luncheons are set to be presented on Nov. 5 and 18, with Project Rebound staff, and Nov. 17, with Brandon Butler, deputy director of Fair Employment and Housing.
The California Fair Chance Act prohibits employers to ask job seekers and landlords to ask rental applicants who were formerly incarcerated to disclose their conviction history.
“As the laws change, Project Rebound is working with the Inland Empire Fair Chance Coalition (IEFCC) to make people aware of this very important law, and by working with the School of Social Work it will help in enhancing social workers roles when working with individuals that have been formerly incarcerated,” said Louie Martinez, Project Rebound outreach coordinator.
More information on the state law can be found online at What is the California Fair Chance Act? on the Inland Empire Fair Chance Coalition website, or on the state Department of Fair Employment and Housing website.