What is the Second Change Expungement Initiative?
In 2013, the Indiana General Assembly passed legislation allowing a one-time opportunity for some qualified felony convictions, misdemeanors, and arrest records to be expunged from criminal records. This is a one-time expungement opportunity and citizens are strongly cautioned not to file without legal assistance. Indiana’s expungement law is complicated and this program provides legal assistance to citizens seeking expungements. A criminal history record limits opportunity in housing, education, credit, and career. The primary goal of the program is to help low to moderate income community members and veterans with criminal offenses gain access to employment, housing, healthcare, and education. To learn more about the Second Chance Expungement program, residents may dial 2-1-1 and ask for information from a trained specialist. Residents may also pick up a flyer at the Volunteer Center offices.
Agency partners in the Second Chance Expungement Initiative are: Volunteer Center RSVP, Indiana Legal Services, Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinics, Volunteer Lawyer Program and IVY Tech Community College NE Indiana.
The Second Chance Expungement Initiative is funded by: City of Fort Wayne CDBG Grant (Community Development Block Grant), Wilson Foundation and the PNC Charitable Trust.
CLICK HERE for Second Chance Expungement Initiative Flyer for November 2, 2017
CLICK HERE for a list of Non-Expungable Offenses in Indiana
CLICK HERE for information on Indiana’s Expungement Law
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