LOUISVILLE, KY. – Goodwill Industries of Kentucky and its partners will host an expungement clinic on Tuesday, October 17 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Versailles Baptist Church at 125 East Green Street.
Registration for the clinic is closed but walk-ins will be welcomed. Media members are welcome to attend and interview participants.
Expungement is the process by which a record of criminal conviction is sealed from state or federal record. Today, there are 10s of thousands of individuals behind bars in Kentucky. When they’re released, many will face challenges when reintegrating into their everyday lives, which includes finding reliable employment.
To provide a second chance for this population, Goodwill partnered with the Legal Aid Society, Legal Aid of the Bluegrass, AppalReD Legal Aid and Kentucky Legal Aid to offer expungement clinics, where individuals can receive free legal advice from professionals from the aforementioned agencies. If participants qualify for expungement, they are guided through the process free of charge. Goodwill covers any fees for the expungement up to $600 per participant.
In 2022, Goodwill and its partners expunged more than 2,500 criminal records statewide, more than tripling its number of expungements granted in 2021.
About Goodwill Industries of Kentucky
Goodwill Industries of Kentucky is a 100-year-old nonprofit organization that operates in 103 of Kentucky’s 120 counties. The organization is committed to using resources from its 67 retail stores to help build pathways out of poverty for individuals who need a hand up in life. In 2022, Goodwill helped place 2,368 Kentuckians into jobs with 877 of its employer partners and inside its own retail stores. Goodwill uses approximately 90 cents from every dollar generated in its retail stores to operate programs and services that help Kentucky’s hardest-to-serve job seekers build the life they desire.