FREE webinar | Expungement Policy and Practice in the South

As part of the New Southern Strategy Coalition, SC Appleseed invites:
  • anyone working with individuals who have criminal records
  • local and state government officials
  • nonprofits
  • the business community
  • human resources personnel
to participate in a FREE webinar on expungment policy and practice in the South.

 Expungement Policy and Practice in the South

| Wednesday, November 5th @ 1:00pm est |

In the era of criminal record background screening, many individuals with records of arrest and prosecution seek to limit the public’s access to criminal record information through a legal remedy of expungement or sealing.  These legal remedies may require the suppression or destruction of criminal records but the laws vary from state to state. Further, most states require the record holder to seek this remedy by going back to court.

NSSC_avatar-02The New Southern Strategy Coalition (NSSC) will provide an overview of expungement/sealing policy trends in the South and include case studies of four southern states. Advocates from Maryland and South Carolina will highlight policy advocacy efforts to improve current expungement laws, and legal practitioners from Georgia and North Carolina will share legal service delivery models that were created after reforms were passed in their states.  Let’s discuss ways you can help improve laws or expand access to this legal remedy in your state!

LEARN WITH US | A free webinar on Expungment Policy

FREE WEBINAR:  Expungement Policy and Practice in the South
DATE: Wednesday, November 5, 2014
TIME: 1:00pm EST
REGISTER: https://cc.readytalk.com/cc/s/registrations/new?cid=kmlpbtj832x4
DETAILS:

Hosts: New South Strategy Coalition

Moderator:
Michelle Natividad Rodriguez, National Employment Law Project

Presenters:

Roberta Meyers, Legal Action Center, National H.I.R.E. Network
Ashley Thomas, South Carolina Appleseed Legal Services
Caryn Aslan, Job Opportunities Task Force
Doug Ammar, Georgia Justice Project
Daryl Atkinson, Southern Coalition for Social Justice

Participants: This webinar would be perfect for anyone working with individuals with criminal records, local and state government officials, non-profits, the business community, and human resources personnel.

THE NEED

Around 30% of South Carolinians have a criminal record and the impact of a criminal record goes far beyond the immediate issue of incarceration.

Nearly every criminal conviction carries a number of collateral consequences that could impact an individual’s ability to access housing, find stable employment, be eligible for student loans, and even sit on a jury. These consequences will often follow someone for the rest of their lives, even years or decades after they have finished paying their debt to society.


If you would like more information about SC Appleseed’s work on Collateral Consequences (including expungment), visit this page or contact Ashley Thomas.