a Roanoke organization wants the city to do away with checking the box that asks if you are a convicted felon on job applications. wdbj7's Frankie Jupiter is here with a closer look at one group's efforts to make the change. The ban the box initiative is being brought to city council By Virginia Cares. They say felons should get a fair chance at a job interview. Johnny Lawson isn't a stranger when it comes to being on the wrong side of the Law. But that isn't the case right now. To ban the box is also giving the person the opportunity to say ok i messed up in the past but I'm a good prospect to work in your company. All i need is a chance. a group from Virginia Cares which operates under Total Action for Progress went before city council asking it to consider banning the box. Its' the box on a job application asking if you've ever been convicted of a felony. Shawn Hunter is an employment specialist at Virginia Cares. He's says forget about getting a shot at employment because some employers won't event grant you an interview. Individuals, men and women who have served the time that the judge gave them, they need to come out on an even scale. They should not be discriminated against. For what they did in the past. The proposal wouldn't do away with background checks, it would just simply get the applicant some face to face time with a potential employers based on their skill set. Virginia Care helped Lawson to get a job a few months ago. Since then, he's now holding down two jobs. One that's full and the other that's part time. That's money in his pocket which also helps him to pay for college. His major, business management. They get to come into the office or the interview face to face and tell this person, this interviewer, look here i made a mistake. Maybe it was 4,5,6,7,8,9,10 years ago. But that not same person i am. There are some members on council who are supportive of the proposal. As of now it's up to the council as a whole. They plan to bring back a recommendation in about 60 days. Frankie Jupiter wdbj7.