But I Thought My Criminal Record Was Expunged? Background Screeners & Zombie Records

Sometimes even after having their criminal records expunged, our clients find that those past mistakes can unexpectedly appear on background checks. How is this possible, and what can be done about it?

We talked with Sharon Dietrich of Community Legal Services in Philadelphia. She has been involved in litigation and advocacy to make sure expunged records do not keep returning from the grave. She wrote an advocacy story about her work earlier this year: Preventing Background Screeners from Reporting Expunged Criminal Cases, 


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