EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. – State Rep. LaToya Greenwood, D-East St. Louis, will help local ex-offenders get a second change and compete for jobs and other opportunities at an expungement and sealing seminar next week.
“Too often, individuals with criminal records have a hard time securing employment, leaving them with no honest way of providing for themselves and their families,” Greenwood said. “This expungement and sealing seminar is an opportunity for men and women who have done their time and deserve a second chance to learn the process of sealing or expunging those records to begin getting their lives back on track.”
Greenwood will hold her expungement and sealing seminar on Thursday, Sept. 7 from 5 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. at the Unity Lutheran Church located at 4200 Caseyville Ave in East St. Louis. Greenwood will be joined by the Hon. Zina Cruse, circuit judge of the 20th Judicial Circuit, who will be available to provide information and answer any questions regarding the process of expunging or sealing of past record. Cruse will also discuss recent changes to the law and how those changes effects the expungement and sealing process.
This event is free and open to the public and anyone with a past criminal records is encouraged to attend.
“Significant pieces of legislation that help to reform our criminal justice system have recently been signed into law,” Greenwood said. “I encouraged local residents to attend our expungement seminar to find out how these new laws can affect their situation so they can begin moving forward in life.”
For more information you can contact Greenwood’s constituent service office which is located at 4700 State Street in East. St. Louis or call at 618-646-9557 or StateRepGreenwood@gmail.com.