Mayor Emanuel Joins Legislators and Community Leaders to Announce
Passage of Juvenile Expungement Legislation
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Mayor Emanuel today joined State Senator Kwame Raoul, State Representative Arthur Turner and community leaders to announce the passage of legislation to expunge certain juvenile arrest records automatically, removing a major hurdle that prevents many Chicago youth from qualifying for jobs and college scholarships.
“Our young people should not be held back by a mistake in their past,” said Mayor Emanuel. “Automatically expunging these records will help make sure we’re putting young people on a path to prosperity giving them an even playing field and equal shot at accessing education, financial aid, housing, and employment.”