Free expungement clinic in Newport offering new beginnings for residents with criminal records

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NEWPORT — A remarkable opportunity for individuals with a criminal past to change their future is just around the corner. The Orleans County Restorative Justice Center, in collaboration with Vermont Legal Aid, is offering a free expungement clinic on Friday, August 11. The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at 79 Coventry Street in Newport.

Expungement is a legal process that allows those with specific types of criminal records to have them erased, effectively providing them with a clean slate. It’s a chance to remove a significant barrier that often stands in the way of employment, housing, and other opportunities.

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This upcoming clinic is specifically aimed at charges incurred within Vermont. The focus is on granting residents a chance to leave past indiscretions behind and move forward towards a promising future.

No appointment is necessary to participate in the expungement clinic. It’s a free service available to anyone seeking to get their record cleared, reinforcing Vermont’s commitment to restorative justice and the belief that past mistakes shouldn’t define the course of one’s future.

The collaboration between Vermont Legal Aid and the Orleans County Restorative Justice Center represents a unified approach to helping individuals reintegrate into society. These organizations believe in the power of second chances and the capacity for individuals to change

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For more information, interested parties can reach out to the Orleans County Restorative Justice Center

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