Across the United States, 1 of 3 adults has a criminal record, and 1 of every 2 children has a parent with a criminal record. Those histories are keeping people – our neighbors – from better jobs, trades, educations, housing, health care, volunteering in their communities, and more. They are keeping families – and whole neighborhoods – in poverty. People change. Records can too! It’s time we stopped letting history hold us back! Across the country, people are now agreeing: If you paid your debt to society, you should be allowed to work.
Join us for a presentation by Gopal Balachandran, Associate Professor of Clinical Law at Penn State and current State College Borough Council memeber. Professor Balachandran directs the Externships Program as well as the Criminal Appellate & Post-Conviction Services Clinic at PSU while also maintaining an active presence in international legal education by teaching legal writing to LLM students.