Yes. The City does not have blanket exclusion for offenders. However, convicted felons cannot be hired for certain positions due to requirements by state or federal law. For example, certain positions in our Social Service and Human Services departments cannot be filled by applicants that have been convicted of specific barrier crimes as required by state or federal law.
Applicants with criminal histories will be assessed on an individual basis with respect to time, circumstances, seriousness, and the extent to which the offense is related to the job for which you are applying. The City of Charlottesville’s Home to Hope program provides supportive services for formerly incarcerated community members, and the City also partners with OAR: Jefferson Area Community Corrections.