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Preventing Background Screeners from Reporting Expunged Criminal Cases

Employment

Preventing Background Screeners from Reporting Expunged Criminal Cases

In a new paper for Clearinghouse Community, Community Legal Services Litigation Director Sharon Dietrich explores how background checking can become a significant cause of poverty, even for people whose criminal records have been expunged. Sharon details the steps that CLS has taken to remedy this problem, including a successful class action lawsuit, and offers advice to advocates on what they can do to improve the chances that clients' expungements will be effective. To read the paper, click here.

Date: 
04/15/2015