A Cleaner Slate: Pa. House approves expanded 2nd chance law | Wednesday Morning Coffee
The bill cleared the House on a 189-14 vote and heads to the state Senate.
Expanding clean slate creates real second chances, alleviates workforce shortages | Opinion
Expanded record clearance will help facilitate employment, putting more money in the pockets of consumers and communities.
Pa. lawmakers can, and should, create pathways to work for the formerly incarcerated | Opinion
By Mike Doner Flagger Force employs over 1,000 workers across Pennsylvania who bring diverse backgrounds, ethnicities, and experiences, including a significant number who are justice-involved. As a believer in fair chance employment and giving individuals who want to work the opportunity to do so, I support the bipartisan House Bill 1826, sponsored by Rep. Sheryl […]
‘This is a people issue’: Pa. lawmakers, advocates push for Clean Slate expansion
Reps. Sheryl Delozier, R-Cumberland, and Jordan Harris, D-Philadelphia, have proposed expanding the Clean Slate law.
Thousands in Philly have arrests, convictions hurting job chances
The legal clinics will be conducted by Philadelphia Lawyers for Social Equity (PLSE) Community Legal Services (CLS) and the Defender Association of Philadelphia.
A landmark criminal justice bill helped 1 million people get jobs and housing last year. But advocates say there’s more to be done.
Clean Slate took effect last June, one year after it passed with broad bipartisan support in Pennsylvania’s General Assembly.
Under Pennsylvania’s landmark Clean Slate law, 30 million criminal records are now eligible for automatic sealing
Supporters say the law will unlock the potential of thousands of Pennsylvanians who face housing and employment discrimination due to their criminal records.