As we celebrate National Expungement Week, join Clean Slate Initiative’s Managing Director, Sheena Meade, for two panels addressing the need for mass record clearing, how the Clean Slate Initiative came to be, and the widespread momentum Clean Slate policies across the country, in red, blue and purple states.
Like every mother, I want my children to have the chance to achieve their dreams and accomplish that which their heart desires.
As we think about a post-pandemic world, even when we’re still in the thick of this crisis, every federal office, state capitol, courthouse and mayor’s office should be asking: Why is our system of justice held together with the threads of 20th century technology and 19th century processes?
As the legislature returns to Raleigh to address COVID-19, they should consider the “Second Chance Act” as a worthy first step. Second chances for our most vulnerable neighbors matters now, more than ever.
Lawmakers in Congress are soon set to hear a bipartisan proposal that has the potential to help tens of thousands of Americans get a second chance by creating the first ever federal process for sealing criminal records.