Clear My Record Tool Goes Live in San Francisco

Opting to “help the helpers,” the team built a clean slate application tool for people to fill out basic information on their computer or phone, streamlining the intake process for legal clinics. After collaborating on a few iterations and working out security needs, the San Francisco Public Defender’s Clean Slate Program has started using the tool. In the first month, just over 75 people have used it to get started.

As the team continues to learn from working with the San Francisco Public Defender’s office, they’ll keep improving the site. They will also look to work with more counties in California, and watch for other ways to make it easier to clear old records.


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