How Much Does It Help To Expunge A Criminal Record? Local Study Seeks To Find Out

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How Much Does It Help To Expunge A Criminal Record? Local Study Seeks To Find Out

September 23, 2019 | An-Li Herring | WESA (Pittsburgh)
Expungement erases past arrests and charges, and removes old or low-level convictions from public view. But no empirical data show how much of an impact it has on job or housing prospects, or on the chances of future arrests.
Tags: Expungement / Record Sealing

Nonprofit Legal Services Groups Help Get Pot Offense Records Sealed in NYC

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Nonprofit Legal Services Groups Help Get Pot Offense Records Sealed in NYC

August 11, 2019 | Ruth McCambridge | Nonprofit Quarterly (NPQ)
In a class action suit that plaintiffs are hoping will become a model for the rest of the state, attorneys from nonprofit and pro-bono legal-services groups in Manhattan have [...] petitioned for and won a settlement that will seal the records of hundreds of people convicted on marijuana charges.
Tags: Expungement / Record Sealing