Courageous Conversations, an initiative of Peace4Crawford and the Crawford County System of Care, is starting a Workforce Reentry project.

Its initial goal is to increase awareness of the possibility for many people with legal records to get them “expunged,” or removed. Expungement can lower barriers to employment and housing as individuals seek to move on with their lives.

We seek the help of local offices and organizations in reaching out to those who might benefit. Working with NW Legal Services, we will help individuals determine if they’re eligible for expungement and, if so, go through the process.

Generally, eligibility requires non-felony offenses, an arrest-free period post-conviction, and payment of all fines and costs — but we encourage anyone interested to contact us even if unsure of their eligibility.