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If you have a low-level, nonviolent felony on your record, you may be able to reduce it to a misdemeanor under Prop. 47.

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Video: How To Change Your Record

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Learn how your organization can host a Prop 47 Record Change & Justice Fair with our helpful resources.

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$68 Million in Proposition 47 savings for 2016-2017 fiscal year

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About Proposition 47

On November 4, 2014, California voters passed Proposition 47, a law that changed certain low-level crimes from potential felonies to misdemeanors. The savings from reduced incarceration costs will be invested into drug and mental health treatment, programs for at-risk students in K-12 schools, and victim services.

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A directory of Courthouses, Public Defender and District Attorney offices, and court forms by county.

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Resources

  • Helping Immigrant Clients With Proposition 47 and Other Post-Conviction Legal Options

    When an immigrant commits a crime, they are held accountable just like other Californians, but criminal convictions — even for low-level, nonviolent crimes — can have far more long-term consequences for immigrants than for citizens. In fact, in terms of public safety, it is important to consider the long-term impact of destabilizing families when someone is deported due to contact with the criminal justice system. Immigration Tool Kit

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  • How to Organize a Record Change Clinic

    As you know, Proposition 47 brought an unprecedented opportunity to Californians: the law changed six nonviolent crimes from felonies to misdemeanors – and it allows anyone in the state that has one of these felonies on their old criminal records to remove the felony and the barriers it presents.

    In California, there are more than 4,000 legal restrictions on people with felony convictions, restrictions that prevent employment, housing, and more. Proposition 47 gives hundreds of thousands of Californians a chance at stability and dignity. How to Organize a Record Change Toolkit

  • Changing Your Record Under Prop 47

    What is Proposition 47? On November 4, 2014, the voters of California passed Proposition 47, a law that changes some low-level crimes, like drug possession and petty theft offenses, from potential felonies to misdemeanors. This is will reduce incarceration costs, and those savings will be invested (via grants) into drug treatment and mental health services […]

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