Senator Ronald Rice on the Auto Insurance Bill Signing

23 Apr: Rice To Draft Measure To Help Former Offenders Become Productive Members Of Society

TRENTON – Senator Ronald L. Rice today said that it is important to help rehabilitated offenders seal and expunge their criminal records so that they can become more productive members of society.

“Everyone makes mistakes, but we try to learn from those mistakes and move past them,” said Senator Rice, D-Essex. “It’s important that we find ways to ease re-entry and reduce the recidivism rate by modifying the sealing and expungement statutes in our justice system, so that we can promote re-integration and employability. By giving former offenders a hand in putting their past behind them and moving forward as changed members of society, we are improving the quality of life for everyone in this State.”