Proposed City Legislation will Urge City Contractors to Hire People with Criminal Records in Jacksonville

There is a proposal in front of the Jacksonville City Council that would urge construction companies that have a contract with the city over $200,000 to hire people with criminal backgrounds in Jacksonville. According to an article at, the companies effected would be those hired by Jacksonville to conduct clean-up projects and construction projects.

Operation New Hope estimates about 57,000 people come to Jacksonville this year who have been released from Florida jails or prisons. Operation New Hope is a program that assists ex-offenders with finding long-term jobs and also builds homes in Jacksonville’s struggling neighborhoods.

If you have been arrested in Jacksonville, arrested in Clay County, arrested in Nassau County, or arrested in St. Johns County, contact our Jacksonville Criminal Attorneys at (904) 634-0900.

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