Expungement and Beyond
Friday, June 20, 2014, 9am till noon
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553 Fairview Ave N, St Paul, MN 55104
Governor Dayton has signed expungement reform into law. This important new legislation opens the door for many of the 1 in 4 Minnesotans who have a criminal record to petition the court for meaningful relief from the burdens that criminal records cause for employment, housing, education and civic engagement. Join us for a legislative update on criminal records, collateral sanctions, expungement, and beyond.
· The Criminal Records Landscape: how criminal records are created, retained, and disseminated, how they are accessed, and what information they contain.
· The Impact of a Criminal Record: the ongoing and long-term consequences a criminal record and how they affect a person’s ability be a functioning member of society.
· Expungement- the new law: what it does, why it is important, and how your can clients take advantage of this new opportunity to get a second chance.
· Beyond Expungement- a brief discussion of other laws that provide remedies and protections for people who are struggling to overcome the burden on a past criminal record.
Joshua Esmay is the criminal records staff attorney at the Council on Crime and Justice where his work focuses on helping individuals overcome the collateral consequences of criminal records. He is responsible for coordinating criminal records workshops, facilitating trainings for employers, employment specialists and criminal justice personnel, and assisting individual community members who are struggling to overcome the barriers posed by a past criminal record. Prior to his employment at the Council, he served as an assistant public defender in Ramsey County. He is currently the president-elect of the Minnesota Community Corrections Association.
ADDRESS: 553 Fairview Ave. Saint Paul, Minnesota 55104