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The Fresh Start Act (Wiener) ensures that outstanding restitution does not prevent a person from earning the opportunity for criminal record relief. Record relief facilitates community integration and can lead to increased employment and housing opportunities. SB 1106 does not reduce or remove restitution or the state’s ability to enforce it; it will simply end the practice of debt being a barrier to opportunities for regrowth.

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Media contact: Sarah Rigney, Policy Analyst for Initiate Justice, media@initiatejustice.org


Author: Senator Scott Wiener (Twitter @Scott_Wiener)

Organizations Co-Sponsoring the Fresh Start Act: ACLU California Action, All of Us or None, Anti-Recidivism Coalition, Californians for Safety and Justice, Community Healers Network, Debt Collective, East Bay Community Law Center, Freedom 4 Youth, Initiate Justice, Insight Center for Community Economic Development, Justice2Jobs Coalition, Legal Services for Prisoners with Children, Root and Rebound, San Francisco Financial Justice Project, United CORE Alliance, Western Center on Law and Poverty

Follow the Co-sponsors on Twitter: @CaDebtJustice, @ACLU_CalAction, @AllofUsorNone, @AntiRecidivism, @safeandjust, @JusticeDisciple, @StrikeDebt, @EBCLCNews, @freedom4youth, @InitiateJustice, @InsightCCED, @Justice2Jobs, @LSPC_, @ROOTandREBOUND, @FairFinesFees, @Western_Center


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