Right On Crime applauds the Florida legislature and Gov. Ron DeSantis for broadening juvenile expungement of their arrest records for non-violent felonies and misdemeanors. The proposal (HB 195), was passed by legislators and signed into law by DeSantis today.

“The Juvenile Diversion Program Expunction will give non-violent juveniles a second chance by expunging their record and allowing them access to better jobs, housing and education,” said Chelsea Murphy, the Florida Director of Right On Crime. “This is conservative criminal justice reform that improves workforce development and public safety.”

Murphy says more than 26,000 minors will immediately benefit under the new law, and generations will continue to benefit after serving their time and meeting all court requirements.

“Kids deserve a chance to leave their worst mistakes behind them and become contributing citizens to their communities,” said Murphy.