Clean Slate Program
Even a brief encounter with the criminal justice system can scar a person for life, making it difficult to get jobs, housing, public benefits, and immigration relief. One in three adults in this country has been arrested by age 23. People of color, LGBTQ+ individuals, people with histories of abuse and mental illness, and low-income people are disproportionately affected. Entanglement in the criminal justice system affects more than just the accused. Families suffer from a parent’s inability to get jobs, housing, and assistance and communities stagnate from entrenched poverty. Clean Slate helps remove barriers to success by clearing up criminal records.