Prop 47 and IEPs
Prop 47 Implementation begins
Simple form now available to get felony convictions removed from records.
Proposition 47 was passed by California voters in November. It changes convictions for ALL drug possession and minor theft under $950 from a felony to a misdemeanor - RETROACTIVELY.
That means that anyone who has a felony conviction on their record due to one of these offenses can get that conviction removed from their record and be able to answer "NO" to the question on job applications about whether you have ever been convicted of a felony.
We know this affects a lot of people served by our member agencies many of whom were "self-medicating" with illegal drugs before they got into a recovery oriented program.
This history is often a major impediment to employment. Proposition 47 offers a solution in reclassifying these convictions to misdemeanors. To have the conviction removed from a record a person needs to file a form with the court of the county