Salt Lake County Expungement Navigator Project
We help community members navigate the expungement process by:
- previously held periodic Expungement Day Events where volunteer attorneys assist participants in determining their eligibility for expungement and discuss other options with those not immediately eligible.
- previously provided funds for BCI application and certificate fees through a federal grant to make this process less cost prohibitive.
- continuing to provide navigation services throughout the year.
What is expungement?
A criminal record creates barriers to employment, housing, and other opportunities. But getting an expungement—or “cleaning up” your record—can be a complicated and expensive process.
Since April 2019 when this program began, over 2,500 individuals have received expungement assistance (see graphic below).
We are developing a step-by-step guide to the expungement process that will be beta tested in the Summer of 2021. This accessible and easy to understand self-service guide will assist individuals looking to complete the expungement process without the need of legal assistance.