Our weekly digest of client news and events.
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Last week, thousands of crime survivors gathered in Texas to raise their voices and demand legislative reform that would contribute to the safety and rehabilitation in their communities. Crime Survivors for Safety and Justice takes a moment to reflect on the now national movement that has taken shape.
Change That We Applaud
In more than 20 states around the country, people are being given a second chance by helping people move on from their criminal record. With most minor misdemeanors having an impact on whether someone can get a job or housing, this is a first step, out of many, to let people move on from the consequences of a record or their past.
San Francisco will expunge more than 9,000 marijuana convictions dating back to 1975. With clear racial disparities in marijuana arrests, the city hopes to "undo the damage that this country's disastrous, failed drug war has had on our nation and on communities of color in particular."