American Psychological Association "Bans the Box" - Will no longer ask felony history question on applications for membership.
This was a tremendous and long-standing effort by Dr. Chris Beasely and many others. The issue was brought to APA Council by AP-LS Council Representatives Drs. Jason Cantone and Margaret Kovera, and passed with 93.5% of Council Reps voting in favor of "Banning the Box!" This important change will move APA toward reducing systemic racism, particularly for current and future psychologists. Read harms about querying felony status for membership and job applications in a recent publication by Dr. Melanie Wilcox and Doctoral Student Terrill O. Taylor.
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