In an effort to help local citizens build their own lives back better, Laurel City Council members Grace Amos of Ward 6 and Shirley Jordan of Ward 7 have partnered with the Mississippi Center for Justice to host an expungement event at the Cameron Center in Laurel on Saturday, November 13th from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.
The Mississippi Center for Justice works with individuals with former misdemeanors and some felonies to have their criminal records expunged or cleared. The only cost to an individual seeking this assistance is a $50.00 filing fee.
Individuals who have their records expunged will be able to have several rights and privileges restored. They will regain their right to vote and will have enhanced employment, housing, and educational opportunities afforded to them.
Interested parties can start by reviewing the MS Center for Justice website at mscenterforjustice.org/work/ Information about expungement can be found on the website under the heading, “Consumer Protection.”