Goodwill Expungement Services

Goodwill is focused on providing legal and financial assistance to participants due to the barriers individuals can have from securing stable employment, housing and other basic needs. Watch this short video to learn more. 

To contact someone about expungement services, please call 1-877-309-0262

 

Which Legal Aide should you call after attending an Expungement Clinic? Find out here.

 

Your past doesn’t have to define your future.

 

 

Erase

Do you have a justice-involved past? We can Erase it! 

Do you or someone you know have barriers to employment, housing or education due to a justice-involved past? The Erase program can help! Easy Expunctions is a leading expungement provider that leverages technology to provide the nation’s most comprehensive recording clearing solution.

Please note: This is not legal advice. Be aware that this process should not be used it you have already attended a Goodwill expungement clinic. Using this process in conjunction with an expungement through Goodwill may lead to interruption and/or dismissal of both expungement petitions. 

Below are counties outside of Goodwill Industries of Kentucky’s service area. If you have any charges that are eligible for expungement in these counties, Goodwill cannot cover the expungement costs. 

Boone, Boyd, Caldwell, Campbell, Carter, Crittenden, Daviess, Greenup, Henderson, Hopkins, Kenton, Lawrence, Lewis, Martin, McLean, Union

To enroll in the Erase program, visit an Opportunity Center near you: 

Bowling Green

1806 US 31W Bypass
Bowling Green, KY 42101
(270) 781-4930

Corbin

37 South Park Center Dr., Suites 11 & 12
Corbin, KY 40701
(606) 656-1177

Elizabethtown

243 West Dixie Ave.
Elizabethtown, KY 42701
(270) 506-4950

Lexington

130 West New Circle Rd., Suite 110
Lexington, KY 40505
(859) 277-3661

Metro Louisville

909 East Broadway
Louisville, KY 40204 
(502) 259-0427

South Louisville

6201 Preston Hwy., Suite A
Louisville, KY 40219 
(502) 709-5760

Morehead

330 Pinecrest Dr.
Morehead, KY 40351
(606) 560-6577

Paducah

1601 Broadway Street
Paducah, KY 42001
(270) 908-2775

Pikeville

126 Trivette Dr., Suite 104
Pikeville, KY 41501
(606) 727-5020

Somerset

5828 South Hwy. 27
Somerset, KY 42501
(606) 561-0359

West Louisville

2820 West Broadway
Louisville, KY 40211 
(502) 272-1700

2024 CLINICS

May 17, 2024, from 12-4PM  
Lee County Public Library
255 Industrial Park Rd , Beattyville, KY 41311

EVENT FLYER

Thursday, June 20th – Registration will open on 5/20/2024
933 Perry Park Rd, Hazard, KY 41701
EVENT FLYER | REGISTER

Friday, July 26th – Registration will open on 6/26/2024
10am-12pm CST Logan County Extension Services
255 John Paul Road Russellville, KY 42276

Friday, August 16th – Registration will open on 7/16/2024
10am – 1pm EST Harrison County Extension Office
668 New Lair Cynthiana, KY 41031

Friday, September 13th
10am-12pm EST Isaiah House – Not open to the public.

Friday, October 18th – Registration will open on 9/18/2024
10am – 1pm EST Lexington Opportunity Center
130 New Circle Road STE 110 Lexington, KY 40505

Thursday, November 14th – Registration will open on 10/14/2024
10am – 12pm CST Glasgow, KY
100 Cheatham St. Glasgow, KY 42141

 

 

“The Goodwill service has helped me to get the process started of trying to get the wreckage of my past, to get a good job, and to not be turned away or told well your background check came back and we’re going to have to let you go.”  – Male Participant, age 43

 

CHECK-IN AFTER CLINIC

Thank you for checking back in with us. Please let us know your progress since you attended the expungement clinic, and based on your check-ins, you may be eligible for a virtual gift card. For more information, please contact an Expungement Specialist at sara.roberts@goodwillky.org or courtney.decker@goodwillky.org.

CLICK HERE

Success Stories

Goodwill wants to congratulate you again for taking the first step to getting your record expunged and attending one of our expungement clinics. We are so proud to see how far you have come, and we are so honored that you chose Goodwill to start this journey with you. If you are open to it, we would love to share your story! Please take five minutes fill out the form in the link below!

CLICK HERE

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

1. Which Legal Aid should I call after attending a Goodwill Expungement Clinic?

Please note: Below are counties outside of Goodwill Industries of Kentucky’s service area. If you have any charges that are eligible for expungement in these counties, Goodwill cannot cover the expungement costs. Please reference the legal aid agencies’ coverage areas below for counties outside of Goodwill’s coverage area. 

Counties outside of Goodwill’s coverage area: Boone, Boyd, Caldwell, Campbell, Carter, Crittenden, Daviess, Greenup, Henderson, Hopkins, Kenton, Lawrence, Lewis, Martin, McLean, Union

 

  • Legal Aid Society:
    The Legal Aid Society offers services to participants who charges are in following counties: Breckinridge, Bullitt, Grayson, Hardin, Henry, Jefferson, Larue, Marion, Meade, Nelson, Oldham, Shelby, Spencer, Trimble and Washington.
    • Phone: (502) 614-3101 – Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Legal Aid of the Bluegrass:
    Legal Aid of the Bluegrass offers services to participants who charges are in following counties: Anderson, Bath, Boone, Bourbon, Boyd, Boyle, Bracken, Campbell, Carroll, Carter, Elliott, Fayette, Fleming, Franklin, Gallatin, Grant, Greenup, Harrison, Jessamine, Kenton, Lewis, Mason, Menifee, Mercer, Montgomery, Morgan, Nicholas, Owen, Pendleton, Robertson, Rowan, Scott, and Woodford.
    • Phone: (859) 431-8200 – Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • AppalRed Legal Aid:
    AppalRed Legal Aid offers services to participants who charges are in following counties: Adair, Bell, Breathitt, Casey, Clark, Clay, Clinton, Cumberland, Estill, Floyd, Garrard, Harlan, Jackson, Johnson, Knott, Knox, Laurel, Lawrence, Lincoln, Lee, Leslie, Letcher, Owsley, Perry, Pike, Magoffin, Madison, Martin, McCreary, Monroe, Powell, Pulaski, Rockcastle, Russell, Wayne, Whitley, and Wolfe.
    • Phone: (866) 277-5733
  • Kentucky Legal Aid
    Kentucky Legal Aid offers services to participants who charges are in following counties: Allen, Ballard, Barren, Butler, Caldwell, Calloway, Carlisle, Christian, Crittenden, Daviess, Edmonson, Fulton, Graves, Green, Hancock, Hart, Henderson, Hickman, Hopkins, Livingston, Logan, Lyon, Marshall, McCracken, McLean, Metcalfe, Muhlenberg, Ohio, Simpson, Taylor, Todd, Trigg, Union, Warren and Webster.
    • Phone: (270) 782-5740 – Monday-Thursday from 8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.

2. How long does it take to get my record expunged?

Each person backgrounds is different, but from start to finish, which includes attending the expungement clinic/requesting your criminal record to receiving the order stating the judge approved the expungement, may take up to one year. In addition, the process may take longer if you have a charges in different regions of Kentucky.

3. Does it cost to speak to an attorney about the expungement process?

No. When a participants attend the clinics it does not cost to attend the clinic or speak with the lawyer about expungements during the clinics. Goodwill is focused on providing legal and financial assistance to participants because of the barriers an individual’s background can have on securing stable employment, housing and other basic needs.

4. What if I miss my clinic?

We understand. If you signed up for the clinic and was not able to attend you can simply sign up for the next upcoming clinic near you on the website.

5. How will I be notified I am signed up for a clinic?

You will receive a email within 10 business days after you signed up, please make sure you check your emails regularly after applying.

6. How long does the expungement clinic last?

In person clinic can last two to three hours, and depending on what time you reserve you should expect to be at the clinic about one hour. 

7. What is an in-person clinic?

  • In-person clinics: Prior to the in-person clinic, Goodwill will request each person’s unofficial background records from the Administrative Office of the Court for the purpose of this expungement. A copy of the participants background will be provided to them as they walk in, so they will be able to go over it with the attorney to determine what is eligible for expungement.

8. Should I still sign up if I know I have a charge that may not be eligible?

Yes. Just because one of your charges are not eligible, doesn’t mean that all of your charges are not eligible. During the time you speak with the attorney one-on-one they will let you know exactly which charges are eligible and not eligible and how they will move forward with you.

9. What if my charges are in not in Kentucky?

Out-of-state charges are not able to be expunged at this time.

10. Why should I get my record expunged?

Your past doesn’t need to define your future. When you get your record erased, some of the things you could benefit from is clear background checks, better employment opportunities, higher education, fair housing and ease of mind.

Link for Expungement Guidebook

Partner to Host a Clinic

What is an expungement?

Expungement is the process by which a record of criminal conviction is erased, destroyed or sealed from a state or federal record. An expungement order directs the court to treat the criminal conviction as if it had never occurred, essentially removing it from a defendant’s criminal record.

What happens at a clinic?

We host clinics throughout the Commonwealth of Kentucky and screen clinic participants’ criminal records to see if anything on their records can be expunged, sealed or partially cleared. If their records can be expunged, we start the expungement process.

How long are your clinics?

In person clinics usually last between two to three hours.

How quickly is someone’s record expunged after your clinic?

After the attorney has determined a participants record is eligible, they’ll file an expungement, it takes about one year to prepare the expungement petitions, get a court date, appear in front of a judge and get the expungement ordered. It usually takes several more months for the state and local police to expunge a record after that.

What type of clinics do you host?

Goodwill’s expungement goal is to get 1,500 records expunged in 2024. To do that, Goodwill will offer statewide in-person clinics, along with a virtual option through Erase, throughout the commonwealth.

 

Partner Table Reservations

Thank you for wanting to partner with Goodwill expungement services. If you are interested in requesting a table for one of our upcoming expungement clinics. Please read our table reservation guidelines and fill out the form below.

Table reservation guidelines

Please note: 

  • Table requests are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. (*TABLES MAY NOT BE INCLUDED*) and assistance with setup and breakdown can be provided upon request.
  • Once you request a table for an upcoming expungement clinic, your request will be reviewed within FIVE business days. Someone from the Expungement team will inform you of your approval or denial and confirmation will be sent via email. Filling out the form does not guarantee a spot.
  • The request form should be submitted at least one week in advance of the event to ensure space and availability. Expungement services reserves the right to refuse a request, and we ask that any possible controversial displays be approved prior to the clinics by the Expungement Team
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  • The information must be provided at the tables are no cost to the public. Sales at tables are prohibited.
  • A maximum of TWO representatives per table during the expungement event, and we ask that all the partners arrive within 45 minutes from scheduled start time.
  • Outdoor events may be canceled due to the weather. In that case, we will notify you via email as soon as possible.

Please click on this link to fill out the Table Request Form

CLICK HERE

To cancel your table, please email

sara.roberts@goodwillky.org or courtney.decker@goodwillky.org.

Legal Aid of The Bluegrass

Provides free civil legal help to low-income people in the following 33 counties: Anderson, Bath, Boone, Bourbon, Boyd, Boyle, Bracken, Campbell, Carroll, Carter, Elliott, Fayette, Fleming, Franklin, Gallatin, Grant, Greenup, Harrison, Jessamine, Kenton, Lewis, Mason, Menifee, Mercer, Montgomery, Morgan, Nicholas, Owen, Pendleton, Robertson, Rowan, Scott and Woodford.

Phone number to apply: (859) 431-8200

Line open Monday-Friday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Online application: www.lablaw.org/apply-here

Make sure to tell or indicate on the online application that you attended the “Goodwill Expungement Clinic.”

AppalRed Legal Aid

Offers services to participants who charges are in following counties: Adair, Bell, Breathitt, Casey, Clark, Clay, Clinton, Cumberland, Estill, Floyd, Garrard, Harlan, Jackson, Johnson, Knott, Knox, Laurel, Lawrence, Lincoln, Lee, Leslie, Letcher, Owsley, Perry, Pike, Magoffin, Madison, Martin, McCreary, Monroe, Powell, Pulaski, Rockcastle, Russell, Wayne, Whitley and Wolfe.

Phone: (866) 277-5733

Complete the online intake at https://www.ardfky.org/node/29/online-application

Kentucky Legal Aid

Offers services to participants who charges are in following counties: Allen, Ballard, Barren, Butler, Caldwell, Calloway, Carlisle, Christian, Crittenden, Daviess, Edmonson, Fulton, Graves, Green, Hancock, Hart, Henderson, Hickman, Hopkins, Livingston, Logan, Lyon, Marshall, McCracken, McLean, Metcalfe, Muhlenberg, Ohio, Simpson, Taylor, Todd, Trigg, Union, Warren and Webster.

Phone: (270) 782-5740

Hours: Monday-Thursday from 8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Learn about our process:
https://www.klaid.org/how-we-work

Make sure you tell the person you speak with that you attended the “Goodwill Expungement Clinic.”

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