Los Angeles Fair Held to Help Felons Reduce Their Records to Misdemeanors

A fair was held in Los Angeles, California as part of legislation called Proposition 47 to assist people change felony records that are non-severe and non-violent into misdemeanors. The goal is to aid in fighting recidivism and to help former felons attain employment. With so many companies and organizations conducting background screening, reducing a felony to a misdemeanor can be a great advantage. The majority of people that attended were in their twenties or thirties with records such as petty theft, writing bad checks, and drug possession. Records are individually reviewed in depth to assure that each person qualifies for the change before officially removing the felony from their record.

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