Yolo DA clears hundreds of marijuana-related court convictions With Help From Code For America

Yolo County District Attorney Jeff Reisig announced Friday that his office has cleared 728 marijuana-related convictions as part of a criminal justice reform project between the District Attorney’s Office and Code for America.

Code for America is a nonpartisan 501(c)(3) organization founded in 2009 to narrow the gap between the public and private sectors in their effective use of technology and design. Code for America has worked to tackle pressing local issues in innovative ways, and more recently has branched into criminal justice work.

In partnership with Code for America, Yolo County was the first in the state to use the “Clear My Record Application and Implementation Blueprint.” By using the technology and step-by-step guide, the DA’s Office was able to quickly identify individuals with marijuana-related convictions and petition the court to reduce, dismiss and seal marijuana convictions still remaining on an individual’s criminal history.

Source:  https://www.davisenterprise.com/local-news/yolo-da-clears-hundreds-of-marijuana-related-court-convictions/

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