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:
[Click Here]


[Download in English] 



[Descarga en español]




"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]


interest of justice

[Download Flyer]


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.

LSPC event 1     LSPC event 2

[Visit Legal Services for Prisoners with Children Website] 






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.

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


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