Even a brief encounter with the criminal justice system can scar a person for life, making it difficult to get jobs, housing, public benefits, and immigration relief. One in three adults in this country has been arrested by age 23. People of color, LGBTQ+ individuals, people with histories of abuse and mental illness, and low-income people are disproportionately affected. Entanglement in the criminal justice system affects more than just the accused. Families suffer from a parent’s inability to get jobs, housing, and assistance and communities stagnate from entrenched poverty. Clean Slate helps remove barriers to success by clearing up criminal records.
Are You Ready to Apply for Record Clearance Relief?
If you were arrested or convicted in Santa Cruz County, were on probation here, or register as a sex offender here, our Clean Slate Program may be able to help you clear up your record. For more information, fill out an application. Someone from our Clean Slate Team will contact you within several weeks to discuss next steps.