Fair Chances in Higher Education Bill Passes Committee

February 23, 2018 – The Washington House Higher Education Committee recently passed SB 6582, also known as the Fair Chances in Higher Education Bill. The bill would “ban the box” asking about prior criminal convictions on college applications. The bill passed...

FROM PRISON TO PHD CANDIDATE AND POLICY ADVOCATE

Noel Vest, a Washington State University PhD candidate and board member with Civil Survival, is urging lawmakers to consider passing the Fair Chances in Higher Education bill (SB6582). The bill would give justice-involved individuals a fair shot at college admission...

Civil Survival Members Testify in Support of New Hope Act

Several Civil Survival members were among the many people who recently testified before legislators in Olympia in support of the New Hope Act, House Bill 2890. The bill seeks to streamline the process of vacating convictions for formerly justice-involved individuals...