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October 31, 2019

County Offers Another Expungement Day

Gabe Moreno - Email
(801) 604-5667

Ben Haynes - Email
(453) 602-2944

Salt Lake County, UT— The Salt Lake County Mayor’s Office is partnering with the Salt Lake County District Attorney’s Office, the Department of Public Safety, and 100 volunteer attorneys from the Utah State Bar, to host SLCo Fall 2019 Expungement Day.

The event will be held on Friday, November 1, at the Calvin L. Rampton Salt Palace Convention Center. Those invited include participants who submitted applications for expungement at a previous event held last summer.

During the event, 1,128 certificates issued by the Bureau of Criminal Identification approving expungement eligibility will be distributed to those individuals. Volunteer attorneys will be on hand to help individuals complete the process, which includes filling out paperwork to file with the appropriate courts.

In addition, volunteers will also help the nearly 249 individuals who were placed on a waiting list at the last event, but now have appointments to get started with the expungement process.

“A criminal record creates many barriers for individuals, including an inability to access housing, employment and educational opportunities,” said Salt Lake County Mayor Jenny Wilson. “The road to self-reliance and independence is often blocked by past crimes that show up in routine background and credit checks. As a county, we need to help individuals move past the stain of a criminal record.”

“Our criminal justice system is based on the notion of rehabilitation. On the premise that when you pay your debt to society, that we welcome you back into our community to be an equal partner and an equal contributor to the success of our society. Expungement Day is us delivering on that promise,” said Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill.

Expungement is a legal process set forth in Utah law. It defines who is, and who is not eligible to clear their court records. While this event is designed to help former offenders who cannot afford expungements, application for expungement must be submitted to the Department of Public Safety and filed with the court. Special thanks to the Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice for their support. This project was is supported by Grant No. 2016-DJ-BX-0772 awarded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance.

WHO: Salt Lake County Mayor’s Office, SLCo’s District Attorney’s Office

WHAT: Expungement Day

WHEN: Friday, November 1 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

District Attorney Sim Gill will be available for interviews from 11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Mayor Jenny Wilson will be available for interviews from 12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.

WHERE: Calvin L. Rampton Salt Palace Convention Center 100 S W Temple Salt Lake City



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