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Forward-thinking state and local policymakers should continue to take action to improve the employment outcomes of 18- to 24-year-olds reentering their communities.
Jun 27, 2023
Akua Amaning writes about why federal policymakers should pass clean slate legislation.
Apr 29, 2023
To facilitate the successful reentry of justice-involved citizens, the United States must bolster its federal, state, and local renter protections and build strong transitional housing programs.
Apr 17, 2023
Please join CAP and the Clean Slate Initiative for a virtual event on how clean slate policies make our communities safer by increasing employment and opportunities that reduce recidivism and crime.
Apr 27, 2022
Jurisdictions can take several steps to eliminate the financial barriers imposed by fines and fees, which would help system-impacted individuals clear their records and reenter society.
Nov 30, 2021
Gus Tupper, Akua Amaning, Jaboa Lake
Bipartisan momentum for clean slate and fair chance licensing policies—which remove barriers to economic opportunity for people facing the stigma of a criminal record—has grown significantly in the states in recent years.
May 28, 2021
Rebecca Vallas, Sharon Dietrich, Beth Avery
The automatic clearing of eligible criminal records can help to foster civic engagement and build a healthier democracy.
Apr 26, 2021
Maggie Jo Buchanan, Nick Jacobson
Justice reform measures can help ensure that women with a criminal record are given a fair chance at quality job opportunities, and these reforms are needed now more than ever in light of the pandemic’s devastating impact on women.
Mar 29, 2021
This resource guide serves as an update to "News You Can Use: Research Roundup for Re-Entry Advocates," providing new information and links to additional criminal justice reform resources.
Jun 25, 2020
the CAP Poverty Team, Kenny Lo, Akua Amaning
State and federal governments have been making huge strides in advancing automatic record-clearance measures, which are needed now more than ever as a global health crisis launches the United States into its second recession in just more than a decade.
How Jurisdictions Can Expand Access to Second Chances
Apr 15, 2020
Young adults who have been disproportionately affected by America’s criminal justice system are in need of solutions to reduce the collateral consequences of a criminal record.
Akua Amaning, Brent J. Cohen
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