Program Overview

The County of Los Angeles is a Fair Chance employer. Except for a very limited number of positions, you will not be asked to provide information about a conviction history unless and until you receive a contingent offer of employment. The County will make an individualized assessment of whether your conviction history has a direct or adverse relationship with the specific duties of the job you applied. The County will consider potential mitigating factors, including, but not limited to, evidence and extent of rehabilitation, recency of the offense(s), and age at the time of the offense(s). If asked to provide information about a conviction history, any convictions or court records which are exempted by a valid court order do not have to be disclosed.

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Countywide Fair Chance Data

Our most recent Fair Chance hiring data (below) reflects the County of Los Angeles’ commitment to providing employment opportunities to individuals with conviction histories.


  • 90% of all candidates with convictions histories were approved to be hired by the County of Los Angeles (their convictions did not conflict with the positions applied for).
  • Of the 90% approved to be hired:
    • 86% were actually hired; and
    • 14% were not hired, but for reasons unrelated to their conviction histories (e.g., some candidates declined the job offer because they found other employment opportunities).

Learn more about the County's hiring process!