CDIA comment on criminal background checks

Prior criminal activity can also be a predictor of future action. A 2018 report shows that rates of recidivism are significant.  This is a key point CDIA made when it filed a follow-up comment in January 2020 to the CFPB and the FTC in response to their Accuracy in Consumer Reporting Workshop in December 2019.  CDIA… Continue reading CDIA comment on criminal background checks

Akron should change its rule change

CDIA recently sent a letter to the court administrator of the Akron Municipal Court regarding Local Rule No. 39, motion to seal eviction record.  This new rule would make several changes to eviction records in Akron, which has the highest eviction rate in Ohio, aimed at easing the process for evictees to seal their eviction… Continue reading Akron should change its rule change

The right way for reentry

In full bloom in the American penal system is “The GreenHouse”. At Rikers Island is what the New York Times called “the nation’s oldest and largest prison garden [which] has quietly flourished for the past three decades, a period during which rampant gang violence and a scandalous culture of abuse among the guards made Rikers… Continue reading The right way for reentry