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Social Justice Initiative to host Expungement 101 Workshop

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(University Park, Ill.) - On Wednesday, March 20, Governors State University's (GovState) Social Justice Initiative will host an Expungement 101 Workshop. The workshop offers an opportunity for people to work with experienced legal professionals to remove convictions and arrests from their records.

Who: Dr. Phyllis West, Director of the Social Justice Initiative and individuals who want to learn about the expungement process. 

What: The Social Justice Initiative's Expungement 101 workshop will address various aspects of the expungement process including, general knowledge of the process, how to fill out forms to expunge a criminal record, and Illinois law surrounding expungement. 

When: 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 20, 2024

Where: Africa International House 6200 S Drexel Ave., Chicago, IL 60637

Why:  Dr. West said the goal of the workshop  is to provide people with assistance to navigate laws around expungement and sealing criminal records.

“When people have a criminal background, even after they've served their time, they have trouble moving on with their lives. We want to help expunge their records so they can have a better quality of life,'' said West.

The clinic will cover expungement and sealing fees for the first 25 to register. The workshop is open to GovState community, students, staff and faculty. Click here to register. 

Contact: Zion Banks