EVENT CANCELLED! (due to COVID-19 health emergency)
 

November 19, 2020 

St. Mary's Catholic Church, 1101 S. Lafayette, Fort Wayne IN

*** We are following strict social distancing guidelines and require the wearing of facemasks in an effort to protect our staff, volunteers and clients. A mask will be provided for you upon arrival.

 

Check back later for 2021 event dates

What is the Second Chance Expungement Initiative?

 

COVID-19 UPDATE

Our Expungement and Specialized Driving Privileges Legal Clinics have reopened. We are following strict social distancing guidelines and require the wearing of facemasks in order to protect our staff, volunteers and clients. A mask will be provided for you. Plesae call (260) 424-3505 for any quetions you may have. We will be glad to assist you.

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. The Second Chance Expungement program is limited to clients who live in the Allen County, Indiana area.To learn more about the Second Chance Expungement program, residents may dial 2-1-1 and ask for information from a trained specialist. 

Agency partners in the Second Chance Expungement Initiative are: Volunteer Center, Indiana Legal Services, Volunteer Lawyer Program, IVY Tech Community College NE Indiana and Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinics. 
The Second Chance Expungement Initiative is funded by: City of Fort Wayne CDBG Grant (Community Development Block Grant) and the Corporation for National Service.