New web app helping Utahns expunge criminal records
SALT LAKE CITY — Rasa, a web app, was launched last week and aims to help Utahns with criminal record expungement. The company behind the app hopes that a clean slate will create more opportunities for Utahns previously hindered by their records.
The Rasa app helps users identify which records and people qualify for expungement under Utah’s laws. The app then gives users the next steps they need to take for expungement.
“The heart of our mission is social justice through access to a simple and affordable way to clear criminal records,” said Noella Sudbury, founder and CEO of Rasa Legal. “This, in turn, will clear a path for access to housing and jobs, higher wages, and a better quality of life for those who have been held back by background checks.”
The app says it can help most people with their criminal record expungement for $500. That $500 gets a user up to three records expunged.
Local leaders like Jeanetta Williams, president of the Salt Lake City NAACP chapter, and Ken Wallentine, the president of the Utah Chiefs of Police Association, attended a demonstration of Rasa last Wednesday.
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