Today, 9 in 10 employers and 4 in 5 landlords use background checks to determine work and housing eligibility. Even small offenses can prevent people from moving forward with their lives. The bipartisan Clean Slate Initiative is advancing policies to clear records for those who stay crime-free. We also partner with groups that help give people impacted by the system more opportunity, including access to education inside and outside prison.
Strengthening the Movement
We can’t make lasting changes without a broad social movement. Our partners on the front lines, like FWD.us, the Formerly Incarcerated, Convicted People and Families Movement (FICPFM), and Alliance for Safety and Justice, are organizing and advocating to reform the criminal justice system.