This 90-minute training will offer an overview of the criminal records system in Massachusetts, including who has access to it and what rights clients have under the CORI laws. The second half of the training will provide an overview of sealing and expungement of Massachusetts criminal records, with referral information for free legal resources for clients seeking to work on their records.
The goal of this training is to enable direct care staff who work with people with criminal records to become more knowledgeable and confident when speaking with clients about living with criminal records in the community, understanding what legal options the clients have, and knowing where to refer clients for free legal help with their records.
Presented by: Crispin Birnbaum, Access to Justice Fellow, Lawyers Clearinghouse
Event Contact: Mesa Merritt, Education and Academic Partnerships Coordinator