Category Archive: criminal record clearance

May 12

Undergrads Gain Hands-On Experience in Record Clearance through Expungement Clinic

By CSG Justice Center staff In 2008, Margaret Stevenson (left) started the Record Clearance Project (RCP), which trains undergraduate students at San José State University to assist people with criminal records throughout the expungement process. Since its founding, RCP students have helped file more than 1,200 clearance petitions with a 99 percent success rate. Additionally, …

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Apr 14

The Fortune Society on the passage of Raise the Age

Statement from The Fortune Society on the passage of Raise the Age   Monday, April 10, 2017 Statement from JoAnne Page, President and CEO of The Fortune Society, on the passage of Raise the Age New York, New York The Fortune Society applauds the passage of Raise the Age, and celebrates the positive impact that …

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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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