Expunction and Non-Disclosure
The Justice Center studied how criminal records are maintained, disseminated, and utilized in background checks in Texas. The project examined best practices from other states and culminated in a report offering recommendations to improve second chance opportunity in Texas. The Justice Center continues its work in this area through community expunction and non-disclosure pro bono legal clinics staffed by law students and attorneys, and by providing significant research support to the Austin/Travis County Reentry Roundtable.
The study was funded by a grant from the University of Texas at Austin’s Institute for Urban Policy Research & Analysis.