Opening Doors to a Second Chance Program

Saturday, November 8, 2014 | 9:00 am

Ivy Cafe on the Ivy Tech South Bend Campus
220 Dean Johnson Blvd. South Bend, IN 46601

Ivy Tech South Bend is proud to host the second "Opening Doors to a Second Chance" program event. When we launched this program in April, we provided members of our community with education about the expungement process and shared the necessary tools to pursue the expungement of criminal records.

Expungement is the removal of criminal records from public inspection, such as a criminal background check. Criminal background checks are often done when an individual seeks employment, loans, education, housing and/or public benefits. If successful, criminal record expungement can lead to increased employment, housing, education and other opportunities.

However, it's important to know that there are some crimes which cannot be expunged due to the nature of the crime.

The goal of this program is to reintegrate people with criminal offenses into our communities where they can live, learn, work and thrive.

Several resources are available to assist you. Visit the "Additional Resources" link to the right of this page to learn more.

Marcus E. Ellison
Program Chair, Paralegal Studies

B. Irene Britt
Program Chair, Criminal Justice

Request more information or schedule an appointment for help with expungement paperwork:

574-289-7001, ext. 6842 or 574-289-7001, ext. 6374

Additional Resources