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Press Release: Victory! East Point Police Department to Adopt Most Progressive Trans Policies in the Nation

PRESS RELEASE

Date: April 9, 2015   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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 East Point Police Department to Adopt Most Progressive Trans Policies in the Nation

Solutions Not Punishment Coalition celebrates new policies to protect the dignity and safety of trans and gender non-conforming people

Georgia is the first state in the South to Ban the Box! CONGRATS WOMEN ON THE RISE!!

 

On February 23, 2015, Govenor Nathan Deal issued an executive order to "ban the box" for our returning brothers and sisters with records.  

This comes after years of work lead by Ms Marilynn Winn, Women on the Rise, 9to5 and most importantly by formerly incarcerated individuals.   

Job seekers applying for work with the state of Georgia will no longer need to disclose prior criminal convictions on their initial applications.