Expungement workshop to help Delawareans with a record get a clean slate

GEORGETOWN, Del. –  The ACLU of Delaware and Campaign for Smart Justice Delaware are teaming up to help those with a criminal record get a fresh start.

Getting expunged can become a ‘paper prison’ as one organizer says and this workshop will provide resources as well as more effective ways to help people get their records expunged so they can further their rehabilitation to a better life.

We’re told work shoppers have the chance to meet with an advocate or a volunteer attorney, go over the next steps with folks regarding getting their fingerprints taken, and what to expect from SBI. The purpose of the workshops is to expand access and serve as an additional resource to the community for people living with records.

The Clean Slate expungement workshop will start this Wednesday in Georgetown, DE at 504 W Market St. Kailyn Richards, Director of policy at the Delaware Center for Justice and one of the Clean Slate Delaware campaign partners says there are over 290,000 people looking to get their records expunged. She says, “We want to find those people, but this is going to take all of us, it’s going to take the village, it’s going to take the community to you know. Expand access to expungements, to spread the word to reduce the stigma that’s tied to having a record.” She adds, “So we definitely want people to walk away feeling like they deserve a second chance, we believe that they deserve a second chance.”

For more information, you’re asked to email John Reynolds at jreynolds@aclu-de.org or click here.

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