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The Foundation for Continuing Justice and The Expungement Clearinghouse are helping former offenders

The Foundation for Continuing Justice and The Expungement Clearinghouse are making donations totaling $2,000 to three incredible organizations that support second chances for former offenders and provide job training to disadvantaged people. Taller San Jose Hope Builders is based in Santa Ana, California. The non-profit was founded in 1995 by Sister Eileen McNerney, a member […]

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Texas HB 1742 Will Provide Judicial Clemency to Deserving Former Offenders

A bill proposed in the Texas State House has the potential to fix a huge inequity in the distribution of justice in Texas and clarify a judge’s power to provide judicial clemency to deserving former offenders. This bill will provide benefits that extend the individuals who will be directly impacted by it. The bill, HB […]

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Foundation Sponsors Law Student Writing Competition

Higbee & Associates and Foundation for Continuing Justice 2016 Writing Competition SANTA ANA, CA. – The Foundation for Continuing Justice, in partnership with the Law Firm of Higbee & Associates, is pleased to announce the first annual Criminal Record Policy Essay Competition. In keeping in line with our mission and goals at the Foundation for […]

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Foundation Looking For Pro Bono Partners In 2016

ORANGE COUNTY, CA.- The Foundation for Continuing Justice is preparing its 2016 pro bono calendar and is looking for community organizations to partner with in providing free or discounted legal services relating to post-conviction relief. The Foundation has a team of expert attorneys and case managers who are leaders in the expungement field and are […]

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Nevada AB 357 Fact Sheet

What it Does Allows former-offenders who meet specified eligibility requirements and waiting periods (listed below) to petition a court to have all of their civil and firearm rights restored if they can prove with clear and convincing evidence that they are rehabilitated. – 1 day from the successful completion of their sentence for first time […]

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Senate Judiciary May Block Firearm Rights Restoration Bill – AB 357

Nevada is the only state in the west that does not allow former offenders to return to court and prove that they deserve to have their firearm rights restored. Yes, even liberal, anti-gun California allows it. If enacted, AB 357, would correct this problem by allowing some former offenders to return to court and have […]

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Florida’s HB 86 Reveals Ignorance of Its Critics and Irrational Favoritism of the Legislature

The chorus of criticism surrounding the expungement provisions of Florida’s HB 86 reveals how little the critics understand of Florida’s existing record clearing laws. It also provides an excellent example of the how lawmakers selectively target injustice. If enacted, HB 86 would expand Florida’s expungement law to make eligible cases that are dismissed at trial […]

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Foundation Reaches 50,000 Members

The Foundation for Continuing Justice (FFC) is a non-profit law firm that provides free resources for former offenders and information about expungement laws to policymakers and the media. Membership in the FFCJ is free and all members receive the following benefits for free: – Expungement law updates in the states they choose – Information about […]

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Foundation Urges PA House Judiciary to Pass Expungement Bill SB 391

Senate Bill 391, which received unanimous support in the Senate, would provide widespread benefits to the people of Pennsylvania. Twenty-one states, including conservative states like Utah, Indiana Oklahoma and Alabama, have expanded their expungement laws within the past five years. The public policy benefits of expungement are beyond dispute. Tens of thousands of people in […]

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MN Expungement Bill Gets Bipartisan Support in State House

With the passing of HF 2576, Minnesotans took an important step toward statewide expungement reform. Sponsored by Rep. Carly Melin, the bill was passed by the House via 85-47 vote. HF 2576 extends expungement rights for people who have been convicted for petty misdemeanors and managed to stay trouble-free for at least five years. In […]