Clean Slate America, Inc. - Ph: (443) 912-3205

August of 2006
It all began ...with a request 
for seed money.

10 Years Later... 
We Still Work Nationwide for 
Citizens Ready, Willing But
Unable to Get Hired
 
"My life changed for the better more 13 years ago and it is still held against me. I am now a responsible adult with children to raise and bills to pay. Everytime I apply for a good paying job I am knocked down and kicked aside." ~ Anonymous- Harford County, MD
 
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Baltimore City Councilman Nick Mosby, introduced legislation to remove the question about convictions from employment applications of companies doing business in Baltimore.  By collaborating with other Reentry advocates and programs, CSA, Inc. helped the Bill come out of Committee and be passed by the City Council.  Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake signed the bill into law at the Mayor's Office of Employment Development Reentry Center in Mondawmin Mall.  

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This Year's Legislative Lobby Effort

 
This year CSA's role in the role in the lobbying effort was more behind the scenes.
We did work with concerned organizations, programs and citizens to ensure the Maryland General Assembly had a clear and unbiased understanding of the needs and demands of the reentry community as it relates to the discrimination, the collateral consequences and the 'Perpetual Punishment' caused by criminal background checks.

Regretfully, we were unable to get all of the proposed legislation we supported passed. 


Specifically CSA, Inc. worked for legislation that would:

1. Reform the Maryland Pardon Process. (No Bill Drafted) 

2. Address the Subsequent Conviction Rule. [HB304/SB652](Passed)

3. Expand the Expungement of Criminal     Records to include a crime that is no longer a crime. [HD124/SB651](Passed)

4. Expunge or Shield criminal records based on age of the disposition and not the type of crime. (Not Passed)


*Clean Slate America, Inc. did NOT support or submit testimony in support of the
Maryland Second Chance Act of 2015
(MD Laws 313) (HB 244/SB526)

Here is why:
A person may only petition for shielding once in their lifetime.
NO Felony convictions are eligible.


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Thank You to All Who Attended
the 2014 Rally @ 
The War Memorial Building
in downtown Baltimore.










We registered voters, informed the reentry community of pending legislation, provided contact information to legislators and signed up people to go to Annapolis to testify at Committee Hearings and speak with their legislators.

Kudos to Tessa Hill-Aston and the staff of the Baltimore Branch of the NAACP
&
Marvin 'Doc' Cheatham, President 
Matthew A. Henson Community Assoc.
 for their commitment to voter registration. 

The Fight at the State Level Continues...
We Need YOU!!

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To support the effort Clean Slate America, Inc. is requesting you to take  action.  Sign the Petition and add your support to the thousands of signatures already collected throughout the State of Maryland and across the country.
 
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Let's Reform Expungement Law
Governor's Pardons
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in Criminal Record Expungement 
Call or email for information. 
Employers and property managers alike do background checks.  Your chances of being denied employment and/or housing are multiplied if you have charges on your record
Clean Slate America, Inc. conducts educational workshops defining and explaining the Expungement process.   We are contracted by and an approved vendor for Workforce Development Agencies, Service Providers, and others. 
 
 
 
Free Do-It-Yourself Workshops 
the LAST SATURDAY OF THE MONTH
@ the NEW  office
226 N. Paca Street #B, Suite 2B
Baltimore, MD 21201
Corner Paca & Saratoga Streets

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Is The Future for Ex-Offenders GREEN?
From Maine to California, North Dakota to Texas, educational institutions, vocational programs and non-profit entities are developing programs to train the Green Workforce.
RE & EE Opportunities to Returning Citizens.
Enthusiasm ran high as policy makers, advocates and industry leaders spoke of the future of renewable and efficiency opportunities.  Vendors provided access to technical support.  Frostburg State University was on hand to market it's solar training curriculum.  The Maryland Dept. of Business and Economic Development and the Maryland Department of Energy were also represented.
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