Episode XVI | A New Hope

Guest: Maria Jouravleva, Staff Attorney for Volunteer Legal Services, King County Bar Association

Criminal convictions, including those for lower-level crimes, create collateral consequences that can last a lifetime, such as limitations on employment opportunities and the ability to find housing. For offenders in Washington, the process of vacating those convictions later in life has ranged from limited to near impossible.

Until now. On this episode, Maria Jouravleva of the KCBA discusses a landmark law that provides a broader path to righting wrongs of the past in the hope of minimizing recidivism.
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