Record Clearance Project


The San José State University (SJSU) Record Clearance Project (RCP) engages undergraduates in assisting eligible people to clear their criminal records.  Begun in January 2008, each semester the work culminates in a court hearing where a judge considers the petitions that SJSU undergraduates prepare on behalf of their clients.


fall 2014 



 RCP Fall 2014


Please Help Support the Record Clearance Project

The Record Clearance Project relies upon support from donations.  To donate, please click here and specify the Record Clearance Project in the "Other Purpose" box.


Speed Screening rap sheet review sessions

RCP's fall Speed Screenings and community education presentations are over.  Please email if you are interested in receiving information regarding when the Spring 2015 events take place.

Some economic benefits of expungement:

RCP 2013



RCP in the Media

Check out videos and articles featuring the Record Clearance Project.

The law of second chances (May 2013)

Record Clearance Project at San José State (November 2012)

County Applauds Partnerships with San Jose University Record Clearance Project (June 2012)

A Day in California Court – Record Clearance (November 2011)

Record Clearance Project Prepares Student for Law School (December 2011)

Santa Clara County program cleared 346 criminal records; now lacks operating funds (December 2010)


The Advance Newsletter

Check out the newsletter from the Record Clearance Project.

Find out if your criminal convictions are eligible to be dismissed at one of our speed screening sessions.

Alternative Spring Break with Columbia Law School
Columbia Law School’s First Spring Break Caravan:  Record Clearance Project with San Jose State University(2012)


Please contact the SJSU Record Clearance Project at expunge@sjsu.eduor leave a message at (408) 924-2758For additional information, see

SJSU RCP on Twitter   Record Clearance Project on Facebook


Justice Studies Professor Explore Pathways Out of Crime (March 2012)