Statement from Clean Slate Initiative Regarding Chauvin Verdict
The following statement can be attributed to Sheena Meade, managing director of the Clean Slate Initiative, in response to the verdict that Derek Chauvin was found guilty for the murder of George Floyd.
About Clean Slate Initiative
The Clean Slate Initiative is a bipartisan national movement to automate the clearing of criminal records that block second chances for tens of millions of Americans. Following decades of overcriminalization, between 70 million and 100 million Americans have some type of criminal record—nearly half of all children in America have a parent with a record. In the digital era, with nearly 9 in 10 employers now using criminal background checks, any criminal record—no matter how old or minor—can be a life sentence to poverty.