Smart Justice has been speaking out for weeks about the urgent need for Governor Lamont, members of the Connecticut General Assembly, and other decision makers to act. Watch their calls to action in this powerful video series.
During a packed public hearing, Smart Justice leader Ciara Rosati testified in support of S.B. 403, a bill introduced by the Judiciary Committee that would create a strong Clean Slate law in Connecticut.
Here is what Ciara told the committe:
Fundamentally, Clean Slate is about providing a light at the end of the tunnel for people who are dealing with the collateral consequences of a record – inability to find housing, employment, education, or even insurance or financial products, based solely on a scarlet letter from their past.