News Story (Illinois)
Daily Herald (Illinois)
January 5, 2020
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Tags: Criminal Records, Expungement / Record Sealing
Organizations mentioned/involved: James B. Moran Center for Youth Advocacy (Evanston, IL)
Former legal aid attorney Beth Johnson supports state officials’ expungement efforts.
Policy changes, like the one legalizing recreational marijuana, require addressing the past, she said.
“We should never forget folks who’ve gone through the system,” said Johnson, a partner in Chicago’s Rights and Restoration Law Group.
Expungement “is not only fixing the future, it’s repairing the harm that was done to others,” she said.