Expunge LA was created at the Hack For LA 2015 Event hosted at the LA DWP building in conjunction with the National Day of Civic Hacking.
Why Expunge LA? Expunge LA guides individuals through the reclassification process as a first step in clearing criminal records particularly if their crimes were of a nonviolent nature. Additionally, Expunge LA provides resources for individuals who may want to seek expungement whether or not they are eligible for Prop 47.
More About Prop 47 Prop 47 was a voter initiative which was passed by the majority of California voters in November 2014. Under Prop 47, non-violent felonies are eligible for reclassification. It is estimated that one in five persons incarcerated or formerly incarcerated for nonviolent felonies would be eligible for reclassification. Reclassification is the first step to helping individuals formerly incarcerated re-enter their communities and stay out of jail. For more information regarding Prop 47, please visit MyProp47.