Criminal Records

Learn about how to get copies of criminal records, fix errors, and “clean up” records (what many people call “expungement”) so they have less of a negative impact moving forward.

Additional Resources

  • MyProp47: Change My Record (Californians for Safety and Justice)
  • “Using Proposition 47 to Reduce Convictions and Restore Rights” (Legal Services for Prisoners with Children)
  • Seal It: How to seal your juvenile record in California (Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice)
  • “Helping Immigrant Clients with Proposition 47 and Other Post-Conviction Legal Options” (Californians for Safety and Justice, ILRC, and LCCR)

Advanced Topic

Certificates of Rehabilitation

In this advanced topic video, learn about California’s Certificates of Rehabilitation (COR)–an underutilized but critical tool for people who have been to state prison to demonstrate rehabilitation in the eyes of the law. A COR is an official court order from a judge, proclaiming that a person with a felony conviction or certain sex offenses has been fully rehabilitated. In terms of its impact, a COR does not erase the conviction, but it can enhance housing and employment possibilities, especially for people who would like to apply for a professional license.