How Should Businesses Approach Hiring the Formerly Incarcerated?

A vast number of Americans have been incarcerated, and the challenges they face upon release often include getting a job...

Oklahoma Lawmakers Consider Improvements to Criminal Expungement Process

Oklahoma is the latest state to seek significant reform in the process of criminal record expungement. The state is cons...

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Arrests, Dismissed Charges, ‘Not Guilty’ Verdicts, and Expungement: Understanding the Nuances of Criminal Records and Background Checks

Sometimes, background checks can show criminal information not linked to a conviction or guilty verdict. Here’s what you...

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The debate over clean slate laws

Clean slate laws could help millions of Americans by making it easier to expunge criminal records. But are there drawbac...

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New Marijuana Expungement Laws Take Effect in Two States

New York and Michigan are the latest states to pass laws making expungement easier for individuals with misdemeanor mari...

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Ban the Box? Some Municipalities Go the Other Way

Providing a path back to employment for formerly incarcerated individuals is a common goal, but not every locale is on b...

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Marijuana Decriminalization and Recent Expungement Laws Are Opening Doors for Ex-Offenders

Recent legislative trends in the legalization and decriminalization of marijuana and the expungement of past criminal of...

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A Mid-Year Compliance Report: The Impacts of Marijuana Legalization

In 2012, Colorado and Washington made history by becoming the first two states in the country to legalize the recreation...

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Georgia Joins States Expanding Options for Record Expungement

A criminal record of any kind is a potential barrier to everything from housing to employment to credit. Though applican...

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Georgia Senate Votes in Favor of New Expungement Bill

Expungement could soon be considerably easier for Georgia citizens. A bill recently passed by the Georgia State Senate w...

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