Category: Legal Resources

Moving Forward: The Power of Expunging Your Records

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In this post, we'll talk about what expungement is, why it's important, and how you can begin the process. What's Expungement? Expungement, also called record sealing, is a legal way to hide certain criminal records from public view. It's like getting a fresh start. This process can include hiding arrest records, court papers, and sometimes [...]

Understanding Child Support—Where to Start?

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Parents with child support obligations are often unaware that child support accrues while incarcerated, leaving them with significant debt upon release. In fact, the average debt for parents formerly incarcerated is $20,000 to $36,000.1 This debt can make your community reintegration more challenging. So, how can you fulfill your financial obligations to your family, ensure your [...]

Voting Laws Have Changed— Are You Eligible?

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Over the last few decades, reform efforts have worked to reinstate voting rights for justice-involved individuals. From 2016 to 2020, 13 states have expanded voting rights for individuals with felony convictions, but only a quarter made it back to the polls1. These rights vary by state, and with so many different variables, it’s may be [...]

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