“All these companies have you run a background check. Well, I’ve changed. I’ve reformed from my old life and I can be a productive member of society. I can be an asset to any company.” In some places, it’s possible to get nonviolent convictions removed from your record so you can move on with your life and become a productive member of society. But the process can be complex and take a long time. Luckily, thanks to Code for America, there’s an app for that. From the California Report: Mobile App Gives Felons a Fresh Start.