July 18, 2020 “UTEC legislative organizers rejoiced two years ago when the initial law they fought for to allow youthful offenders to petition to expunge their criminal records was passed. However, they quickly realized most of the population UTEC serves would not be eligible, due to the interpretation of the law as restricting eligibility to those with only one charge before the age of 21. Many also had charges that were among the 150 — such as assault and battery — that would not be eligible under any circumstances, even if they hadn’t been convicted, said UTEC Director of Organizing and Policymaking Geoff Foster.” Read full article