Nationwide event aims to give those with convictions fresh start – WCBI TV | Your News Leader

  • Advocacy groups across the country this week want to level the playing field for citizens with a criminal history as well – especially when it comes to drug offenses.
  • In its second year, National Expungement Week is a collective of events across the U.S. that offers legal assistance to Americans with convictions on their records.
  • Co-founder Torie Marshall spoke with CBS News during a community forum in Washington D.C. about the initiative.
  • We are not talking about the people that have been affected by the War on Drugs,” said Torie Marshall, one of the co-founders of National Expungement Week.
  • According to a press release, the event has expanded substantially since last year; in 2018, an estimated 298 people were able to begin the process of changing their records.

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