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Second Chance Task Force

Who We Are

The American Bar Association Criminal Justice Section created the Second Chance Task Force (formerly the Federal Expungement Task Force) to determine ways to implement existing ABA policy on sealing or expunging criminal records.  Its goal is to work with ABA groups, external entities and individuals addressing the many debilitating collateral consequences stemming from criminal records that no longer serve any identifiable purpose for ensuring public safety.  The roadmap for implementation of the ABA Policy will be developed by diverse stakeholders throughout the criminal justice system.


Wayne McKenzie (Co-chair), Executive Assistant District Attorney/Chief of Pathways to Public Safety Division, Manhattan District Attorney's Office

Kim Parker (Co-Chair), Attorney and Former Prosecutor, Kansas County and District Attorney’s Association

Raul Ayala, Deputy Federal Public Defender, Collaborative Courts Supervising Attorney

Rick Collins, Founding Partner, Collins Gann McCloskey & Barry PLLC

Chiquisha Robinson, Deputy Chief, Prisoner & Reentry Legal Services, Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia

Kimberly Spahos, Chief Resource Prosecutor, North Carolina Conference of District Attorneys

Relevant Policy