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Commonwealth of Virginia
Office of the Attorney General

Mark Herring
Attorney General

900 East Main Street
Richmond, Virginia 23219



Contact: Emily Bolton
Office: (804)786-0147 
Cell: (804)839-9024 
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STATEMENT OF ATTORNEY GENERAL HERRING

~ On Gov. McAuliffe's reforms to open state job opportunities to more Virginians ~

 

RICHMOND(April 3, 2015)--Attorney General Mark R. Herring issued the following statement in support of Governor Terry McAuliffe's reforms to the state's hiring process

"With his record-setting restoration of rights, Governor McAuliffe has given thousands of Virginians a voice. Now, he's giving them something even more important to their success: a fair shot at a good job. This is a responsible approach that keeps initial background checks for sensitive jobs in state government while ensuring that a youthful mistake or wrong decision doesn't close the doors of opportunity for a lifetime. Today, the Governor gives families across the Commonwealth new hope for a brighter future." 

Attorney General Herring is providing the first-ever state-level assistance to coordinate, expand, and improve re-entry efforts in local and regional jails. While Virginia has made significant strides in helping prisoners re-enter their communities from state prisons, local sheriffs have had no statewide coordination or resources to assist them with starting or operating reentry programs in their jails.


 

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