Automated Expungements (2022)
Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office (San Jose, CA)
Population: 1,924,000 | Number of Full-Time Prosecutors: 190 | Contact Information
The Santa Clara District Attorney’s Office (SCDA) has developed a way to automate the expungement of criminal records by partnering with the Court and Public Defender to streamline the process and leverage data contained in their case management system to identify those eligible for relief. The program was devised after Santa Clara used a similar method to expunge records for those convicted of Marijuana offenses after California passed legislation decriminalizing its possession.