Vacating Convictions Means a Clean Slate for Successful Re-Entry

A criminal conviction can prevent people from finding a job, applying for housing, or even obtaining a professional license. Confronted with these barriers, people emerging from the criminal justice system can find themselves trapped in a cycle of poverty, unable to move forward with their lives when they most want to.

The New Hope Act (HB 1041) offers people a fresh start by streamlining the process for vacating criminal convictions, and is scheduled for a public hearing on March 21 at 10:00am before the Senate Committee on Law & Justice.

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