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2015 April

Expungement: A Gateway to Work

By Margaret (Peggy) Stevenson

Expungement of a person’s criminal record—that is, ameliorating that record to the legal extent possible—improves that person’s chance of securing stable employment. An expungement helps workers and their families increase their income, and society benefits from increased public revenue and safety and decreased recidivism. The Record Clearance Project at San José State University exemplifies a comprehensive expungement practice.

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