The Second Chance Law is a 2013 Indiana law that expunges specified misdemeanor and felony convictions from being accessed by possible employers and landlords.
A criminal history record limits opportunity in housing, education, credit, and career. The program aims to help community members with criminal offenses gain access to employment, housing, and education. According to the Veterans Administration, a criminal history record is the chief cause of veteran homelessness. According to the, one in 4 Americans has a criminal history record. The National Employment Law Project reports that more than 90 percent of companies reported using criminal background checks for their hiring decisions.
At Second Chance Expungement Program, Fort Wayne area defense attorneys will present about Indiana’s Second Chance Law and how it can improve the lives of those looking for jobs and safe housing.
The presentation is in conjunction with Volunteer Center, Indiana Legal Services, Inc., Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic, and Volunteer Lawyer Program.
Public Safety Academy: Ivy Tech South Campus
7602 Patriot Crossing
Fort Wayne, IN 46816
6 p.m. Oct. 21
Ivy Tech Community College is the state’s largest public postsecondary institution and the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana. It serves as the state’s engine of workforce development, offering affordable degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its community along with courses and programs that transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.