Date: Thursday, Feb. 15 Time: 2–3:15 p.m. ET
More than 70 million adults in the U.S. who have a criminal record and more than one million youth who acquire juvenile court records each year are impacted by collateral consequences that hinder their attempts at gaining employment, housing and even returning to school. Record clearance enables a person’s criminal history information to be removed from easy public access, most often with the goal of improving employment and other outcomes for the affected person. The National Association of Counties has partnered with The Council of State Governments Justice Center to bring the Clean Slate Clearinghouse to local and state policymakers. Webinar participants will learn about the issue of record clearance and how county policymakers can use the Clearinghouse to support their residents and will hear from two counties about the work they are doing in this area.