Beyond the Box

Beyond the Box

We believe in second chances. We have to give people who have paid their debt to society a fair shot at college and careers. Together we can make that a reality. --John B. King, Secretary of Education
More Resources
Secretary's Letter [PDF, 223KB]
Statements of Support [MS Word, 33KB]
Download Graphics [ZIP, 736KB]
Self-Assessment [PDF, 238KB]

2016 Beyond the Box Resource Guide

The Beyond the Box Resource Guide (PDF, 859K) provides information for colleges and universities to help remove barriers that can prevent the estimated 70 million citizens with criminal records from pursuing higher education, including considering the chilling effect of inquiring early in the application process whether prospective students have ever been arrested. The guide also encourages alternatives to inquiring about criminal histories during college admissions and provides recommendations to support a holistic review of applicants.

Read a fact sheet about Beyond the Box.

600,000 Americans Reenter Society Annually. An education and a job is vital to their success.