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Second Chances Make Our Communities Safer Past Event
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Second Chances Make Our Communities Safer

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.

A Criminal Record Shouldn’t Be a Life Sentence to Poverty Report
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A Criminal Record Shouldn’t Be a Life Sentence to Poverty

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.

Rebecca Vallas, Sharon Dietrich, Beth Avery

Criminal Records Create Cycles of Multigenerational Poverty Article
A 6-year-old boy hugs his father, an inmate at a correctional center in Burlington, Colorado, June 2016. (Getty/Joe Amon/The Denver Post)

Criminal Records Create Cycles of Multigenerational Poverty

The collateral consequences of having a criminal record create barriers and restrict opportunities for families across generations—policy solutions must be comprehensive and multigenerational.

Jaboa Lake

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