Researchers at UC Berkeley find that record clearing increases employment. Average employment rates grew in the years after the intervention from roughly 75% to 80%-85%.
Disasters in Rural California: The Impact on Access to Justice
This report analyzes how disasters have disproportionately struck rural parts of California. These areas often have higher poverty rates than urban ones, and are typically the slowest to recover from disasters. During disaster and recovery, low-and modest-means communities often do not have access to legal remedies, meaning that recovery is often uneven. This report outlines how legal aid and pro bono assistance help residents in areas of housing, consumer issues, employment, insurance, public benefits, replacing vital records and documents, and accessing FEMA benefits.
The Juvenile Record Myth
This article discusses the stigma faced by adults with juvenile records and argues the current existing are unsubstantial there needs to be comprehensive alternatives to address issue of confidentiality, expungement, sealing, and nondisclosure statutes to facilitate reintegration.
Second Chance Reforms in 2017: Roundup of New Expungement and Restoration laws
This report by the Collateral Consequences Resource Center details new laws passed in 2017 that aim to help individuals with criminal records in the workforce. These laws assist with record sealing, limits on employer inquiries into criminal history, and expunging juvenile records.