Correction: Expungement Clinic story
WINOOSKI, Vt. (AP) — In a story Dec. 17 about clinics that allow people to seal some of their criminal records, The Associated Press erroneously reported the date of the next clinic. It will be Jan. 18, not Jan. 15.
A corrected version of the story is below:
Officials seal 20 records at expungement clinic
More than 60 people have attended the first in a series of clinics to seal their criminal record in Vermont
WINOOSKI, Vt. (AP) — More than 60 people have attended the first in a series of clinics to seal their criminal record in Vermont.
MyChamplainValley.com reports officials with the state Attorney General’s Office were able to seal at least 20 records at the expungement clinic held Friday in Winooski.
State Attorney General T.J. Donovan says old criminal convictions impact people’s ability to get a job, to get housing and their educational opportunities.
He says expunging records helps people become productive members of the community.
Most misdemeanors and some felonies are eligible for expungement. All dismissed charges became eligible after July 1.
The next expungement clinic will take place Jan. 18 in St. Albans.