Denver participates in National Expungement Week (N.E.W.) on September 21, 2019
National Expungement Week (N.E.W.) is a week of events accross the country that offers expungement and other legal forms of legal relief to some of the 77 million Americans with convictions on their records. These convictions can restrict access to housing, employment, education, voting and public assistance long after sentences have been served.
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Exciting updates about Denver's N.E.W. event.
We are proud to announce that Denver Relief's 2019 National Expungement Week event will be held at CrossPurpose in Denver. This location offers free career and community development programs making it the perfect environment for life changing moves!
The clinic will offer free criminal record-sealing services, voter registration and information about employment and licensing opportunities in the industry.
Over 40 lawyers and law students have volunteered to participate in a record-sealing training before the event and many are offering their time and services ongoing. We have a robust outreach plan to reach those who qualify. All we need is the financial support of cannabis businesses that believe in an equitable and just industry to help repair the harm done by the failed drug war.
The need for legal and financial help still exist for those with seal-able criminal records even though increased eligibility for criminal record sealing passed this last session. The bill still requires the defendant to petition for themselves when there is a criminal conviction.
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We are pleased be a part of the supporters along with: Vicente Sederberg, InfluentialX, kindColorado, A. Moffitt Law, eCS Consulting and Verra Wellness. New supporters of the event this year are Kush&Canvas, Cannabis Law League and Maureen Cain, recipient of the 2019 Rupert-Tate Game Changer Award for her contribution to criminal justice reform.
We hope you join us in this important work. Please help and help us spread the word by printing or sharing the flyer.
The War on Drugs has devastated communities and left over 70 million people in the U.S. with criminal records that prevent them from working, going to school, voting and receiving other vital services.
To repair these harms, a network of advocates created National Expungement Week (N.E.W) in October 2018 to provide legal relief and galvanize support for clean slate legislation.
This year, we are hosting Denver’s 2nd annual N.E.W. on Saturday, September 21st 2019. These record sealing events will help people who have been impacted by the criminal justice system to begin restoring access to jobs, housing, the right to vote and more.
N.E.W. is a joint project of Equity First Alliance and Cage-Free Repair. Visit www.offtherecord.us for more info on the 30+ cities participating in 2019 #NationalExpungementWeek from 9/21 - 9/28.
Denver N.E.W. organizers are local industry advocates: Rosalie Flores (Tierra de Flores), Ebony Miller (eCS Consulting), Melanie Rose Rodgers (Influential X) and Sarah Amelia Woodson (Kush & Canvases) Email: firstname.lastname@example.org for questions