We are working to shrink the criminal legal system and shift the role of government for people and communities impacted by the criminal legal system. With the right policies and implementation, government can support healthy communities, repair past wrongs, and invest in programs that tackle the root causes of violence, such as mental illness and poverty.
Your donation helps support our work to create systemic change, restore dignity, and create pathways to opportunity for all, especially those impacted by the criminal legal system.
A criminal record creates lifetime barriers for people trying to move forward with their lives, meet basic needs, and thrive in their chosen professional field. Decades of federal, state, and local criminal legal system policies and practices—like the War on Drugs and mass incarceration—disproportionately target Black people and people of color, making criminal records more common in these communities.
With technology and human-centered design, automatic record clearance helps reduce barriers imposed on people with criminal records and their families—and is more efficient for states. Learn more about why this mission is both critical and achievable.
Join us in shrinking the criminal legal system