Gov. Dayton signed the juvenile and criminal records expungement bill into law May 14, 2014. Designed to help individuals rebuild their lives after contact with the criminal justice system, the legislation will provide thousands of Minnesotans with meaningful second chances. After recent MN Supreme Court decisions, many criminal and juvenile records were prohibited from expungement, indefinitely impairing access to basic needs, such as employment and housing. Criminal records have potentially devastating consequences for family formation, social cohesion, and life prospects. By providing reasonable and meaningful relief from these records, thousands of Minnesotans will have better opportunities for employment, housing, and education. For more information on the law and resources for assistance, visit the Council on Crime and Justice website at: Expungement

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Voting with a Criminal Record in Minnesota

Voting with a Criminal Record in Minnesota