Rita Greggio

  • Hosted by Nevada Legal Services
  • Sponsored by AmeriCorps, Nevada Legal Services
  • Service location Reno, Nevada
  • Issue area Employment
  • Fellowship class year 2016
  • Program AmeriCorps Fellows Program

The Project

Help individuals remove legal barriers to employment. In Northern Nevada, this translates primarily into helping clients seal criminal records, removing mugshots from the web, and correcting rap sheets and background check information pursuant to the FCRA.

Individuals with criminal histories suffer discrimination in employment and housing, even when the person’s criminal past is limited or in the distant past. The Nevada record sealing statute, which is very broad, allows individuals who have reformed their lives an opportunity to shed the stigma of their prior convictions. Record sealing allows the individual to treat the conviction as though it never happened and thus, improves the individuals’ employment opportunities.

 

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