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The Clean Slate Initiative
- 1) The Clean Slate Initiative is a policy model that empowers states to enact legislation to seal criminal records for qualified candidates automatically.
- 2) Sealed records make it easier for individuals to obtain the basic education, employment and housing resources they need to remain law-abiding.
- 3) Detractors fear such legislation puts employers, landlords and the general community unnecessarily at risk.
- 4) Research supports the efficacy of clean slate legislation in bolstering individual opportunities and local and national economies with no additional threat to public safety.