Do you have a criminal record? Has your criminal record held you back from getting a job? There will be a free Clean Slate Clinic on Saturday, November 1 – stop by to see if you are eligible to clean up your record. Attorneys will be on hand to speak with you directly. Clean Slate services are FREE and the event is open to the public. There is no age limit, but we do not process juvenile records. The first 150 pre-registered people are guaranteed same-day consultation with an attorney; all others will be contacted after the event to schedule their free appointment to discuss their record with an attorney.
Please pre-register by October 24.
What: Clean Slate Clinic
When: Saturday, November 1 from 8am-1pm
Where: Capital Area NC Works Career Center
1830 Tillery Place
Raleigh, NC 27604
Who Should Attend: People with a criminal record who want to find out if they’re eligible for free legal services to improve their ability to secure employment, housing, education, and other services.
What is Clean Slate work and why is it important?
Involvement in the criminal justice system has negative side effects beyond a court case and possible conviction. Arrests and convictions trigger an additional set of punishments known as collateral consequences. These consequences operate outside of the criminal justice context even after an individual has served his or her jail or prison sentence, paid fees and fines, and completed parole or probation. Unresolved legal matters impede an individual’s ability to get a driver’s and/or employment license, or access to public benefits. Other barriers include exclusion from housing opportunities, extreme difficulty finding a job, and in some cases lack of access to higher education – all due to a criminal record. To combat this problem, SCSJ’s Clean Slate Program supplements the important services provided by our partner organizations with direct legal services and advocacy in the following areas: expungment and Certificates of Relief (COR), employment or occupational licensing hearings and driver’s license restoration.
Learn more in our Clean Slate Clinic Handout. Download a copy of our Clean Slate Flyer to share with your community!
The November 1 event is our first Clean Slate Clinic in Raleigh. Please help us make it a success by registering now!
This event is presented by the Southern Coalition for Social Justice and our partners including Community Success Initiative and SpiritHouse Inc.