CanIexpunge is an online application that helps people expunge, destroy, or otherwise reduce the negative impacts of criminal records, restore voting rights, and access legal information relating to re-entry, reducing recidivism, and expungement options.
If you are interested in finding out if you can expunge your record, click here.
If you are interested in finding a lawyer who provides expungement or criminal defense services in your area, click here.
CanIexpunge is a project of the Rights Restoration Project. The Rights Restoration Project is an nonprofit that educates people with criminal records and criminal statuses about their rights, particularly those pertaining to expungement, records mitigation, and voting.
Once a person has served their sentence, they need to be able to move on.
Criminal records can be detrimental when applying for jobs or exercising the right to vote,
along with in a variety of other ways.
The US has 5 percent of the world's population, but 25 percent of the worlds prisoners.
Our criminal justice system often does more damage than good.
People losing their voting rights because of a criminal conviction is a serious problem.
However, most people with criminal convictions can still vote.
People are incarcerated at a dizzying rate in the US. We intend to engage in advocacy work
for this community and to share the stories of incarcerated people in the US.
Expungement should be an option far more often than it is.
As we expand, we will actively do outreach to campaigns and legislators about increasing access to expungement.