Record Clearance Project
What is the Record Clearance Project?
The San José State University Record Clearance Project (RCP) engages undergraduates in assisting eligible people to clear their criminal records. Begun in January 2008, the RCP
- helps people clear criminal records in court
- provides individualized reviews of people's rap sheets at "Speed Screening" drop-in advice sessions, and provides the next steps in clearing the client's record
- gives legal education presentations on expungement law in the community and in Elmwood Jail
- offers a Path to Expungement mentoring program helping people transition from custody to prepare to expunge convictions in court
News and Events 2017
Speed Screening Interviews
The Record Clearance Project begins the new year with three Speed Screening interviews in March, April, and May. Information in English and Spanish is found below.
For those planning to attend, please get a copy of your rap sheet now so you can benefit
from individualized information. Click this link to learn how to get your rap sheet:
"In the Interests of Justice" Panel at San José State University
The Record Clearance Project will be hosting a panel discussion of personal stories and experiences regarding the redemptive power of an expungement in court.
For more information and to register for free parking [Click Here]
Legal Services for Prisoners with Children RAP Sheet Events
Legal Services for Prisoners with Children will be putting on two RAP sheet days and two clinics within the next 2 months. Click the images below for more information.
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.
Or mail a check made out to "The Tower Foundation" to:
The Tower Foundation, One Washington Square, San Jose, CA 95192-0256. Please note “Record Clearance Project” in the memo line. (The Tower Foundation is SJSU’s auxiliary organization and is a 501c3 accepting philanthropic donations for use at San José State University.)
Contact the RCP