Category Archive: clean slate clearinghouse

May 30

Get to Know the Expert: Q & A with Michael Pinard

By CSG Justice Center Staff The Clean Slate Clearinghouse  Advisory Board—which consists of legal and academic experts from around the country—works to make the Clean Slate Clearinghouse a mechanism to expand record clearance nationwide. The CSG Justice Center staff spoke with board member Michael Pinard—the Francis and Harriet Iglehart Professor of Law and  co-director of …

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May 26

Clean Slate Clearinghouse Advisory Board Member’s Advocacy Bolstered by Personal Experience in the Justice System

By CSG Justice Center Staff At 15 years old, Dina Sarver was adjudicated delinquent and served six months in a Florida residential facility. When she was released at 16, she earned her GED and went on to pursue her AA, but found that some of her educational opportunities—particularly a degree in nursing—were limited because of …

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Mar 29

An Act of Justice: Undoing the Legacy of Mass Incarceration

Hosted by the Rothko Chapel and presented in partnership with the Criminology, Law and Society Department at the University of St. Thomas, Houston Date: March 30–April 1 Location: Rothko Chapel, Houston, TX This three day symposium will explore the human rights issues associated with the criminal justice system in the United States. It will offer workshops, panels …

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Mar 28

Inside the Push to Give Ex-Offenders in Pennsylvania a Second Chance

Lawmakers and activists are leading an effort to open up expungement and sealing laws for misdemeanor convictions in the Keystone State. Pacific Standard By Amy McKeever Men and women wait by the dozen on this Saturday morning in late November. Some stare into their cell phones in a small waiting room, others lean against children’s …

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Mar 26

New Law Helps Offenders Who Help Themselves

The Pantagraph By Edith Brady-Lunny SPRINGFIELD — A new Illinois law gives a break to ex-offenders who finish high school and other courses while incarcerated by allowing them to apply to have their criminal records sealed without waiting years to begin the process. The law, effective in January, lets eligible offenders request that their records …

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