Hack for LA's 2019 National Day of Civic Hacking

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Cognoscenti Coffee

1118 San Julian Street

Los Angeles, CA 90015

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We're focusing our event this year on record expungement in an effort to assist the non-profits, advocacy organizations, and government agencies doing amazing and impactful work in this space. Come participate in a nationally-coordinated Civic Action for Justice, hone your user research and UX design skills — and be done in time for dinner!

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On Saturday afternoon, September 21, we will host a workshop to develop content for a Know-Your-Rights website. We'll be conducting research on the rights of justice-impacted individuals and then designing a guide that is easy to use and informative. Anyone who is interested collaborating to help people is welcome and useful! (Laptops are absolutely not required, but if you have one please consider bringing it.)

Five areas have already been identified for research into the rights of justice-impacted individuals:

  • Voting: Can they regain their right to vote? Under what conditions?
  • Expungement: Can they clear convictions from their record? Under what conditions?
  • Disclosure: What must they disclose to employers after their sentence is completed? How are employers allowed to use this information?
  • Jury Service: Can they serve on a jury?
  • Public Service: Can they hold public office or work for government?

We will use multiple sources to develop content:

  • Subject matter experts will be in attendance at the event.
  • Interviews will be conducted prior to the event.
  • Internet research at the event.

The resulting guide will be provided to local organizations who host expungement clinics or otherwise interact with eligible individuals (e.g., homeless services, social workers, etc.). This information is highly dependent on local laws, so many of our sister brigades across the country will be doing a similar activity for their locales. Our combined efforts will be aggregated to create a national guide.

Hack for LA will start a project team to carry on the work of getting the content we generate at the event into a live website. As usual, all will be welcome to join that team.

Sign up now! Spaces are limited. (Check in with HfLA via Slack to get the code.)


Transportation/Parking

Metered street parking and parking structures available in the area (many of the fashion district shops close for the afternoon).



Thank you to our venue sponsor, Cognoscenti Coffee!

(cover photo by Ravi Roshan on Unsplash)

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