Evergreen Empowerment Group

… is a pioneering program that assists citizens with free resources to represent themselves in the legal system. EEGWASH will assist marginalized citizens and other community members to remove legal barriers that restrict them from obtaining employment and housing regardless of age and socioeconomic status. Our strategy is to empower individuals while educating them on how to properly navigate the legal system.

Evergreen Empowerment Group

…is a community-based program committed to improving the employment outlook for those with criminal/arrest history by guiding them through the process of expunging, vacating, and/or sealing their criminal history. Negative information on one’s record can be a detriment to employment, housing, education, etc.; therefore we aim to remedy this situation so people can get back to the business of living.

Corwin Scott

President – I make a career of humanity. I commit myself to the noble struggle of Equal Justice.

Valarie C. Clark

Administrator – Equal Justice is indiscriminately due to all, without regard to numbers wealth or rank.

Theresa Henderson

Intake – The moral arc of the universe is long, but it bends toward Equal Justice.

Jumapili A.D. Ikuseghan

Webmaster – I stand for Equal Justice and human rights… well worth building websites for.

The Uphill Battle for Felons Civil Rights Is Winnable!

They’ve served time for the crimes they committed. They paid restitution and all other costs.
Still, their path to restored civil rights is filled with obstacles. There’s no national standard for restoring a felon’s civil rights.

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Lost his voting rights in 1990 after he was convicted of burglary and armed robbery. After he was released from prison in 2001, Austin owned and operated halfway houses in Tucson. His rights are now restored. blank
Lost her voting rights in 1994 after a felony theft conviction. She has never voted because of a drug addiction that began when she was 12 years old. Smith is now six years sober and said she is ready to cast her first ballot. blank
Served five years in prison for drug trafficking. As pastor of In God's Time Tabernacle of Jesus Christ Inc., in Orlando, Fla., he often preaches about civil rights restoration. He estimated that 60 percent of his parishioners – including himself – are felons who have not had their civil rights restored. blank
Lost her voting rights after she was convicted of 17 felonies over nine years. Her rights were restored in time for her to vote in the 2008 presidential election, which Frierson described as one of her greatest accomplishments. blank
Lost his voting rights in 1992 after he was convicted of burglary and drug charges. He's been sober for 20 years and works as a substance abuse counselor at Native American Connections, a Native American community development facility in Phoenix.blank
Lost his voting rights about 15 years ago after he was convicted of tax evasion and conspiracy to possess with intent to sell cocaine. He has tried to get his voting rights back every year since his release and said he doesn't feel like a full citizen without those rights. blank
Lost his voting rights in 1985 after a second degree murder conviction. After 20 years, he has regained his rights and now hopes to start an organization that would help at-risk youth.blank
Spent 18 years in federal prison for selling crack cocaine. She was released in 2008 but cannot apply to have her civil rights restored until 2017. After her release, Hankins lived in a storage rental and ate cheap canned sausage. She now owns a publishing company, has an associate's degree in paralegal studies and heads an advocacy group for criminal justice. blank
Spent almost seven years in prison on a charge of trafficking stolen property. He was released less than a year ago, and it will be several years before he can apply to restore his civil rights. Black said it is frustrating not to have the voice his vote would give him.blank
Had his most recent conviction more than 10 years ago, when he was charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. He is now a law student at Florida International University and president of the Miami-based Florida Rights Restoration Coalition, which advocates for educating and restoring civil rights to people with felony convictions. blank

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Ban The Box

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Can I clear my criminal record?

If you have been charged with criminal violations in the past, the record of those charges may affect your ability to get work, housing, public benefits, financial aid for education, to drive or to enjoy other rights or privileges, such as voting. This memo will help you understand what rights and options you have and what procedures you must use to clear or limit access to your criminal record by others.