Who We Are
We are a coalition of community and advocacy organizations, business and faith leaders, directly impacted people and families dedicated to expanding access to criminal record sealing so that people with justice involvement can get housing, employment, education and more without facing a lifetime of discrimination.
Almost everyone sent to jail or prison will be freed and expected to rejoin society. However, almost all of them will have to do so while facing legal discrimination in almost every avenue of life. For those that spent years incarcerated, this adds to the incredible burden of returning to a society that may look far different than when they were detained. And even for those that were never convicted and spent relatively little time in jail, the record of their arrest can be used to deny them opportunities.
We believe that people shouldn’t be defined for a lifetime by their worst mistake. We believe that people deserve second chances, especially from discrimination derived from involvement with a system rife with racial and economic disparities. We believe that our communities cannot succeed while so many are held back. We believe in Clean Slate.
Alliance for Safety and Justice
Clean Slate Inc.
Faith in Texas
Local Progress Texas
Lonestar Justice Alliance
Statewide Leadership Council
Texas Criminal Justice Coalition
Texas Fair Defense Project
Texas Organizing Project
Texas Public Policy Foundation
Trinity Restoration Ministries
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