Lawmaker: CCAP bill about helping innocent, not restricting access

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This article discusses current proposed legislation to reform the Wisconsin Circuit Court Access Program website.  The website currently contains full courts records, even for dropped or pending charges -- with no limit on how long the information remains on the website.

Far too many people living with mental illness become involved with the justice system as a result of untreated symptoms, public misperceptions of mental illness and other circumstances outside their control -- not because they are "bad" people who can't change.  Having a record on CCAP prevents people from accessing housing, employment and other resources.  Without these opportunities, people cannot improve their lives.  The public policy and advocacy committee of NAMI Wisconsin supports this legislation and further reforms.

Read the full article here.