Second Chance Criminal History Expungement Initiative.
The next two expungement education event dates are: Wednesday, July 19, 2-3:30pm and Wednesday, September 6, 7-8:30pm. Call (260)424-3505 for additional information.
Attend this FREE educational presentation and learn how you may be able to clear your criminal record with assistance from local Criminal Defense Attorneys and Volunteer Expungement Specialists.
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 Allen County Public Library branches and Volunteer Center RSVP.
Volunteer Center RSVP, Indiana Legal Services, Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinics, Volunteer Lawyer Program and IVY Tech Community College NE Indiana, are active partners of the project. A City of Fort Wayne CDBG (Community Development Block Grant) is the resource for the program.