As Pennsylvania’s historic Clean Slate Act takes effect, people like Keith will finally have their minor criminal records cleared so that they can have a second chance.
The 2019 North Carolina Second Chance Lobby Day proved to be historic with over 1,000 individuals flooding Halifax Mall to share why they were fighting for second chances for people with criminal records. Are you for second chances? Learn more on http://ncsecondchance.org
Rogsbert, a human services professional from Connecticut, had spent decades rebuilding her life after being arrested in 1987. Today, her search for work becomes difficult when employers learn that she has a criminal record. The Clean Slate Act would automatically expunge criminal records for people such as Rogsbert after they remain crime-free for a set period of time.
Across party lines, voters support giving people a second chance. That’s why current and former NFL players have partnered with justice-involved individuals to advocate for clean slate legislation in order to remove obstacles to housing, employment, and education for people with records.
Ronald Lewis, a father from Philadelphia, has spent nearly 15 years trying to put his past behind him. L has only a minor conviction record from 2004, but his criminal record continues to create obstacles to economic stability for him and his family. As Ronald shares in this video, he is a different person than he was when he was arrested—and with a clean slate, his record will finally match the person he is today.