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Sealing criminal records of marginalized people will improve many lives


“We must build systems that don’t subject members of already-marginalized communities to the never-ending costs of an ineffective “tough on crime” agenda. Changing the law governing criminal records, and our own personal attitudes toward those with prior justice involvement, would be a big step in the right direction.”

On Saturday, September 24th the Toronto Star published an opinion piece by Emilie Coyle, Executive Director of CAEFS, with contributions from Pamela Cross and Pam Hrick. Read their thoughtful analysis on what “true safety” means, the harms of the current record suspension processes, and why we must change the law governing criminal records.