October 1, 2019

National Expungement Week 2019 Local Report

The Record Sealing and Community Healing Conversation on 9/25 included participation from Councilmember Kenyan McDuffie; Gwen Washington, Director of Pro Bono with Rising for Justice; Nkechi Taifa, convener of the Justice Roundtable; and medical cannabis patient and advocate Che Larracente.

Record Sealing Clinic, 9/28 wrap-up:

  • 40 people in total received record-sealing advice and counsel.
  • 12 law students pro bono volunteers from Georgetown Law Center, the George Washington University School of Law and Catholic University.
  • Five (5) pro bono attorneys
  • Board of Elections was present to register voters
  • ACLU was present and DC Office of Human Rights conducted at least three (3) interviews of persons who had grievances due to discrimination based upon their criminal records
  • Project Empowerment and DSLBD’s Aspire to Entrepreneurship were available to provide participants with career training programs

The Ounce is proud to be a neighborhood sponsor of this needful movement. We congratulate each person who has taken the first step(s) toward record sealing/expungement, thank all who donated time and expertise, and we look forward to participating for many years to come!

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