How “Second Chance” Laws Could Transform the U.S. Justice System

How Second Chance Laws Could Transform the U.S. Justice System

A TED Talk, featuring Sheena Meade who makes the case for “clean slate” laws that streamline the complicated process for the 30 million people in the U.S. who are eligible to have their arrest and conviction record cleared — increasing access to work, housing and education opportunities. Most of the people who qualify either can’t afford it or simply don’t know it’s an option. She points out how her team at the Clean Slate Initiative has already helped pass these laws in six US states and how they’re now working to unlock record clearance for millions more, so everyone can get a true shot at becoming their best selves. Watch now.