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Valjean Society at Mesa City Council Meeting

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On Monday, June 18, 2018, Leah and I attended the Mesa, Arizona City Council Office meeting in which the new Senate Bill 1465 and its statewide implementation was discussed. Senate Bill 1465 is the recently approved state law which aims to create uniformity throughout the State of Arizona regarding Sober Living Homes and the various […]

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ValSoc CEO meets Sheriff Penzone

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Valjean Society CEO, Michael Harris, met with Maricopa County Sheriff, Paul Penzone while attending the 2017 Martin Luther King, Jr. March at Burton Barr Library on January 16, 2017.  Sheriff Penzone took the stage to introduce himself to a culturally diverse audience and did so in an impressive manner.  Following Sheriff Penzone’s speech, Michael sought to […]

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Target Corp. bans the box on employment applications

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The nationwide battle to ban the box is gaining strength with the decision late last month by Minneapolis-headquartered Target Corp. to remove from its employment applications the box that applicants must check if they have a criminal record. Target’s move, however, was not totally altruistic. Intense pressure by TakeAction Minnesota, a statewide coalition of organizations […]