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Helping Individuals Start Over

through Expungement of Criminal

Records

- Launched the state’s first ongoing pro bono expungement clinics.

- 422 individuals have received advice and counsel through 68 expungement clinics at McAuley House,

RI Coalition for the Homeless and Khadarlis.

- 93 successful expungement petitions have been filed since 2009.

- 6 legal rights presentations on expungement and the employment consequences of criminal convictions

were provided to 250 Year Up Providence participants.

PROJECTS

COMMUNITY PARTNER LAW FIRM PARTNER

YEAR

McAuley House -

Expungement Clinics

McAuley House

Ratcliffe Harten Burke &

Galamaga LLP

Amy Goins, Esq. and

Peter Skwirz, Esq.

2009-2015

2015-present

RI Coalition for

the Homeless -

Expungement Clinics

RI Coalition

for the Homeless; Khadarlis and

Operation Stand Down

Nixon Peabody LLP

2008-present

Year Up - Criminal Law and

Expungement Presentations

Year Up - Providence

Burns & Levinson LLP

Whelan, Corrente, Kinder &

Siket LLP

2011-2014

2014-2015

PRO BONO HOURS

Expungement of

Criminal Records

Attorney Hours:

558

RWU Law Student Hours:

397

nationally, nearly half of all children (between

33 and 36.5 million) have at least one parent with

some sort of a criminal record. these families

can experience significant challenges even if the

parent has never been incarcerated. a parent’s

criminal record is often an obstacle to securing

employment, accessing housing and obtaining

public assistance.