NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS SERVICE
June 8, 2021 by Edgar Mendez
A new tool could help individuals remove employment and housing barriers with the click of a few buttons. Legal Tune Up, an online service, lets users quickly check whether criminal, housing or other blemishes on their record are eligible for removal from public databases.
“Clearing those barriers can better their opportunity to improve their life economically, mentally and physically,” said Marsha Mansfield, executive director of LIFT Dane, the Madison-based group that created the tool.
“We use public records that other decision makers are using against people, but we use those records to help people,” she said. “The tool cleans records that employers and landlords are looking at.”