Black Caucus to hold forums on criminal justice reform

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The Tennessee Black Caucus of State Legislators will hold forums at churches in Nashville and Memphis to discuss criminal justice reform.

In a press release, the organization said it was able to recently pass legislation that opens the door for broader changes in the system. New laws make it easier for some people to get their criminal histories wiped off their record. Another piece of legislation bars the state of Tennessee from asking job applicants about their criminal history early in the interview process.

The first meeting will be held from 3 p.m.-6 p.m. on June 12 at the Mt. Zion Baptist Church on Jefferson Street in Nashville. The forum in Memphis will be held from 3 p.m.-6 p.m. on July 10 at the First Baptist Church on Broad Avenue.