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SULC partners with East Baton Rouge City-Parish, state offices to host expungement intake event for residents
The Southern University Law Center’s Office of Innovation and Strategic Partnerships and Initiatives is partnering with East Baton Rouge City-Parish and Louisiana Department of Corrections to host an expungement intake event for residents. The event is August 19 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Greater King David Multicultural Center, 222 Blount Road, Baton Rouge.
This event is spent sponsored by the Louisiana Department of Corrections, Louisiana State Senator Regina Ashford Barrow, and the Office of Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome.
“It is paramount that we help to increase the availability of individuals to be employed in the workforce,” said Marla Dickerson, associate vice chancellor of Innovations and Strategic Partnerships and Initiatives. “By providing free expungement services, it will give our residents an opportunity to build a more sustainable life for their families.”
During the session, East Baton Rouge Parish residents will have the opportunity to have their criminal records reviewed to determine their eligibility for expungement.
“Criminal records can impact the ability to get or maintain employment, find housing, establish credit, and much more. Expungements can be life-changing for the vast number of people who qualify,” said Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome. “My administration is proud to partner with the Southern University Law Center and Louisiana Department of Corrections to give East Baton Rouge citizens a chance to explore new possibilities.”
SULC recently partnered with Louisiana Workforce Commission for a similar event where over 800 people attended and submitted packets.
“I believe this is something that is great for our community. Many people have been steered away from jobs due to their record and we are happy to help individuals change the course of their life,” said Senator Regina Barrow. “I am glad to help the Law Center bring another expungement event to EBR parish residents.”
Participants must bring their valid driver’s license along with a background check from Louisiana State Police, certified copy of minuets, and a certified bill of information.
To register for the event visit sulc.edu/expungement.
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