Banning The Box

Bridging The Gap In Virginia was instrumental in passing the “Ban the Box/Fair Chance Hiring” ordinance in the City of Richmond and other municipalities around the state. Click here to see the Executive Order signed by former Governor of Virginia Terry McAuliffe.

Restoration of Rights

On April 22, 2016, former Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe signed an executive order to restore the rights of 206,000 ex-felons in Virginia who have completed their terms of incarceration and any period of supervised release (probation/parole). This executive order applies to all felony convictions.

This process will restore your rights and enable you to do the following: 

  1. Vote
  2. Become a Public Notary
  3. Serve on a jury
  4. Run for public office

Going forward, Virginia governors are required to issue monthly orders restoring rights to persons who have completed the terms of their incarceration and supervised release.

​Learn more about the restoration of rights in the Commonwealth of Virginia:​

Check the status of your own restored rights: