September 23, 2013

South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families develops new guide to help fathers expunge criminal records

The South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families recently released a new “Guide to Expungement in South Carolina” to help fathers with criminal records erase an arrest or conviction from their record, which can be a barrier to obtaining employment, student loans and even housing.

The guide, which is available on the center’s website, makes information on the process of expungement more understandable and accessible. The guide provides an explanation of record expungement, including the types of expungement, requirements of the process, how to apply and what happens after receiving an expungement.

University of South Carolina Law student Chelsea Clark and Jobs Not Jail Project Director Gale DuBose developed the guide to help fathers who are trying to right their wrongs and move past their criminal record, which can create potentially difficult and complicated consequences in life.

“It’s very intimidating. It’s not something people feel like they can do by themselves and that was the reason the center decided we were going to try to sit down and find a way to simplify the process,” said DuBose.

WIS-TV in Columbia, South Carolina, reported on the center’s efforts to help fathers expunge their criminal records. See the broadcast here.

The South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families is a ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System.

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