Venice ‘Second Chance’ event
The Madison Branch of the NAACP will have “Second Chance” event Saturday, Sept. 9, at the Venice Recreation Center, 305 Broadway, Venice. At this free event, attendees can meet with a legal team to expunge or seal minor violations, resolve outstanding warrants and register to vote from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free popcorn, snow cones, hot dogs and McDonald’s food will be served from 2-5 p.m. or while supplies last. “The Dirty Muggs” will perform live music from 5-7 p.m.
Preregistration for the event is encouraged and will take place at 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 31, at the Venice Recreation Center.
Simmons Law Firm has partnered with the State’s Attorney Office, Circuit Clerk Office of Madison County, Madison County Sheriff Department and the Leadership Council of Madison County to offer this event. This is the first time that a “Second Chance” event has occurred in the Venice township area, according to a press release from the Madison Branch of the NAACP.
East St. Louis ‘Second Chance’ event
State Rep. LaToya Greenwood will hold an expungement and sealing seminar from 5-6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 7, at the Unity Lutheran Church, 4200 Caseyville Ave., East St. Louis. This event is free and open to the public.
“Too often, individuals with criminal records have a hard time securing employment, leaving them with no honest way of providing for themselves and their families,” Greenwood said in a press release. “This expungement and sealing seminar is an opportunity for men and women who have done their time and deserve a second chance to learn the process of sealing or expunging those records to begin getting their lives back on track.”
For more information, contact Greenwood’s constituent service office at 4700 State St., East. St. Louis, call 618-646-9557 or email: StateRepGreenwood@gmail.com.