News Story (NATIONAL)
Courthouse News Service
May 24, 2018
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Tags: Expungement / Record Sealing
Organizations mentioned/involved: Amara Legal Center (DC)
The change is in stark contrast to prior years when grantees – including governmental, law enforcement and nonprofit organizations – could use federal dollars to help human trafficking survivors with post-conviction relief to expunge criminal records from when they were being trafficked.
This week, service providers, legal organizations, law enforcement officials and survivors gathered signatures to send letters to the Office for Victims of Crime asking it to restore the previous funding model.