Virginia subcommittee discusses laws that block criminals from employment

A Virginia subcommittee is looking into potential changes to laws that block criminals from certain types of jobs and adopting children.

Virginia has more than 150 crimes that would bar a person from working or volunteering in the school system, the medical field and other fields, as well as adopting a child. The list includes a wide range of crimes, including sexual assault, crimes against children, murder, manslaughter, robbery, assault and some drug-related crimes.

The General Assembly passed legislation last week that establishes automatic expungement for some less serious crimes, but lawmakers noted that a person convicted of an expunged crime still would be prohibited
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