The Clean Slate legislation was signed into law last year in Pennsylvania that allows for individuals to petition the courts to have their criminal records sealed if the person has been free from conviction for 10 years for an offense that resulted in a year or more in prison and has paid all court-ordered financial debts.
Additionally, the new law allows automatic sealing of records for second or third-degree misdemeanor offenses that included a less than two-year prison sentence if a person has been free from convictions for 10 years, as well as sealing of criminal history records related to charges that resulted in non-convictions.
This on-demand video will cover:
- Brief review of Clean Slate
- Updates on how implementation has gone so far
- Discussion of how COVID crisis has impacted Clean Slate implementation
- Looking to the future: what is next for Clean Slate advocacy?
Recorded on May 15, 2020.