Helping Individuals Start Over
through Expungement of Criminal
- 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.
COMMUNITY PARTNER LAW FIRM PARTNER
McAuley House -
Ratcliffe Harten Burke &
Amy Goins, Esq. and
Peter Skwirz, Esq.
RI Coalition for
the Homeless -
for the Homeless; Khadarlis and
Operation Stand Down
Nixon Peabody LLP
Year Up - Criminal Law and
Year Up - Providence
Burns & Levinson LLP
Whelan, Corrente, Kinder &
PRO BONO HOURS
RWU Law Student Hours:
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