December 20, 2018Policy Report

Case Study: Salt Lake County

Salt Lake County, Utah Creates Expungement Day to Enhance Employment Opportunities for Residents with Criminal Records

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In recent years, Salt Lake County has been seeking strategies to better help residents with criminal records expand their employment opportunities. Persons with criminal records face significant barriers to employment: they are 50% less likely to be called for an interview according to the National Reentry Resource Center. The Salt Lake County Mayor’s Office and the Salt Lake County Criminal Justice Advisory Council (CJAC) set out to help eligible individuals expunge their criminal records.