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I am the Director of the Fair Chance Criminal Justice Project at the North Carolina Justice Center. Since NCRIFS’ inception, the Fair Chance Project has had the opportunity to partner and work with NCRIFS on several initiatives including a virtual expungement clinic during the pandemic that served more than 50 individuals, community-based driver’s license restoration programs, and efforts to increase access to fair chance employment and reentry housing in Pitt County.
Pitt County Expunction event saw approximately 30 individuals receive legal services that resulted in expunction petitions being drafted for approximately 300 charges in 24 counties and many of those being granted or still being handled by our office as attorney of record. This event connected formerly justice involved citizens of Pitt County with licensed attorneys to discuss their criminal records and their eligibility for expunctions and certificates of relief that they could not ordinarily afford to obtain. It is truly a life changing event for many involved as these services will open employment and housing options that were previously not available to them.
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