Opening Doors to a Second Chance Program

We launched this program in April 2014 to provide education and resources to members of our community for the expungement process.

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.

Contact the Ivy Tech Expungement Team to request more information or schedule an appointment for assistance with paperwork:

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

Additional Resources