Fair Chance hiring considers an applicant’s qualifications first, without the stigma of a conviction or arrest record. The Community Empowerment Fund (CEF) and the Southern Coalition for Social Justice (SCSJ) are in partnership to certify businesses in Orange County, NC, and provide resources for fair chance employers. To be Fair Chance Business Certified, businesses must:…Read More Fair Chance Business Re-Launches In Partnership with Community Empowerment Fund
This Second Chance Month, we celebrate reentry heroes who invest in community members returning home after incarceration.
Justice System Reform
The pandemic really showed us [how] students are being transferred from the school system to the justice system.Marcus Pollard, Justice System Reform Counsel, Southern Coalition for Social Justice
Case Summary: On November 16, 2021, the Southern Coalition for Social Justice (SCSJ), with co-counsel from the ACLU of Texas and the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF), filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas (Austin Division) against Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, on behalf of the…Read More Fair Maps Texas Action Committee v. Abbott
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