MINNEAPOLIS (July 17, 2013) — Any contact with the criminal justice system, even an arrest that does not lead to a court case, can negatively affect a person’s ability to obtain employment or find housing. To help people overcome these obstacles, the Council on Crime and Justice has organized Second Chance Saturday, a monthly criminal records workshop on July 20 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Kwanzaa Church, 3700 Bryant Ave North.
Participants at Second Chance Saturday have an opportunity to:
- Learn how to obtain their record and understand how to advocate for themselves when looking for a job;
- Learn how to file an employment discrimination or police misconduct claim if appropriate.
- Learn about options for having their record expunged.
- Talk to attorneys as well as others who have records.
Second Chance Saturday is held on the third Saturday of every month. The next Second Chance Saturday will be held this Saturday, July 20th from 11:30 to 2:30 at Kwanzaa Church on Minneapolis’s north side – 3700 Bryant Ave North. Future Second ChanceSaturday workshops will be held at their typical location: University of Minnesota’s UROC, 2001 Plymouth Avenue North, Minneapolis, MN 55411.
There is no need to register in advance, but participants should bring any paperwork they have relating to their record.
Second Chance Saturday is a partnership of The Council on Crime and Justice, The Criminal Justice League of the University of Minnesota Law School, The City of Minneapolis Department of Civil Rights and The Volunteer Lawyer Network.