Nutter appoints new head of program to help ex-offenders

    After signing into law legislation to “ban the box,” Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter announced the appointment of William E. Hart as executive director of the Mayor’s Office of Re-integration Services for Ex-offenders.

    The office, much like the legislation that removes criminal record questions from initial job applications, is designed to help ex-offenders re-enter the workforce.


    With RISE, Hart, the former director of community employment at Temple University, will oversee day-to-day and implementation operations.

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    Tom MacDonald will have more on Hart and ban the box later.

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