Ban the Box

Banning the box on college applications, "ensures that every young person has a shot," Valerie Jarrett, senior advisor to the President, said.

In his latest push for criminal justice reform, President Barack Obama on Monday will introduce new efforts to rehabilitate the formerly incarcerated, one of which includes banning the checkbox on employment applications that asks if a potential employee has ever been convicted of a crime.

Under the plan, the Department of Education will award up to $8 million in federal grants over three years to help support educational achievement for ex-inmates.

Michigan Senator Gary Peters (D) joined Roland Martin Thursday on NewsOne Now to discuss the National Criminal Justice Commission Act of 2015. Peters’ bill has already received…