Ward 6 and 7 Council Members, MS Center for Justice to host Expungement event

November 2, 2021

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.”

For more information, please contact Ward 6 Councilperson Grace Amos at Ward6@laurelms.com or Ward 7 Councilperson Shirley Jordan at Ward7@laurelms.com.

The City of Laurel, established as a lumber town in 1882, is conveniently situated approximately two hours from larger destination cities such as Jackson, Biloxi, New Orleans, and Mobile. In recent years, the city has become a destination all its own thanks, in part, to its starring role in HGTV’s popular “Hometown” series. As Laurel, and interest in it, continues to grow, we are committed to providing the resources necessary to help all of our residents and businesses reach their full potential.
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