A three-part expungement program twill begin Saturday, February 5, 2022. Phase one will provide attendees with information from the participating law firms on the expungement process while collecting case work information. During phase two, attendees will be matched with an attorney for a one-on-one consultation. In the last phase, petitions for attendees with “qualifying” criminal convictions and dismissed charges will be filed and processed for expungement.
The program is sponsored by Mayor Ted R. Green, the East Orange City Council, the Mayor’s Office of Employment and Training, and Roll Up Life, Inc. to launch a three-part Community Expungement Program. The program will provide eligible residents with free one-on-one legal services and reentry resources to help clear their records of non-violent and marijuana related convictions. Kicking off on Saturday, February 5 from 9:30am – 12pm, the initial program will take place at the East Orange Public Library, located at 21 S. Arlington St. in East Orange.
Mayor Green, a staunch advocate of community expungement proceedings, has conducted workshops in the City of East Orange for over a decade.
“As part of our ongoing efforts to promote restorative justice, the expungement workshop has become a transformational asset to our community,” says Mayor Green. “Whether it’s applying for a loan, securing employment or even furthering education, having your criminal record sealed and expunged is vital to personal advancement, and I will continue to make it a top priority for my residents.”