Goodwill® Industries of Kentucky and partners to host Campbellsville expungement clinic for job seekers with background challenges

CAMPBELLSVILLE, KY – Goodwill Industries of Kentucky is partnering with the Circuit Court clerks of Green, Taylor, Marion and Washington counties, The Kentucky Department of Corrections, and Kentucky Legal Aid to host an upcoming expungement clinic on October 23 from 2:00 – 6:00 PM at the Taylor County Extension office, located at 1143 South Columbia Ave.

Attorneys will be on hand from partnering agencies to meet one-on-one with attendees to review criminal records and offer a step-by-step guide to the expungement process, including a review of charges that qualify for expungement and consideration of individuals’ income levels to determine the cost, if applicable, of having a record expunged.

“Goodwill works hard every day to support people who want to work but need help getting a foot in the door or simply a second chance,” said Amy Luttrell, President and CEO of Goodwill Industries of Kentucky. “We’re proud to have strong partners working by our side so Kentuckians can work towards realizing their potential when given an opportunity.”

Participants of the expungement clinic will also hear more about Goodwill’s Soft Skills Academy, a series of free classes teaching critical skills that employers look for as they seek to fill open positions. After completing skills classes, participants earn Work Ready Certificates and are paired with Goodwill career coaches to further prepare for and secure employment, ensuring that the job seeker’s skills are matched appropriately with an employer’s needs and requirements. After placement, Goodwill career coaches stay engaged with both the employee and employer to assist with any issues that could put the individual’s employment at risk.

For more information about the expungement clinics, contact T.J. Shockley-Hunt at 270-7 781-4930.

About Goodwill Industries of Kentucky In the 2018 fiscal year, Goodwill partnered with more than 900 community employers to connect nearly 2,700 Kentuckians into more than 2,700 jobs across the state – both inside and outside of Goodwill. Goodwill’s career path programs and employment services, which serve Kentuckians who have disabilities or other challenges, are funded through a combination of grants, corporate and individual giving, and its retail stores, which sell donated clothing and household items at 65 locations across Kentucky