In an effort to give members of the community a second chance at a successful future, state Rep. Jehan Gordon-Booth, D-Peoria, is encouraging participants to begin preparing for the Expungement Summit on Saturday, April 29 from 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at FFC’s Life Together Center.
“If a person is willing to work hard and take control over their lives, past mistakes should not hold them back forever from obtaining success,” Gordon-Booth said. “Attendees at the Expungement Summit will receive free legal consultation and assistance to expunge their criminal record, but there are important steps that must be taken now to receive those services.”
Prior to registering for the Expungement Summit, guests must obtain a copy of their Illinois State Police Access and Review Report and have their fingerprints taken at Accurate Biometrics, located in the Todd Strong Law Building at 3100 N Knoxville Ave #211 in Peoria. This service will cost $40, which can be paid with a debit card, credit card, money order or company check. Accurate Biometrics is open Monday and Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. A state ID or driver’s license is required.
After receiving the report in the mail, the documents must be delivered to Robin Grantham or Donna Crowder at Peoria Citizens Committee for Economic Opportunity, located at 711 W McBean St in Peoria. This location is open Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
”The expungement process is a commitment, but the outcome is well worth the effort,” said Gordon-Booth. “People who are interested in attending the summit should begin preparing now to ensure a smooth process on April 29th.”
For more information about the Expungement Summit, please call state Rep. Gordon-Booth’s full-time constituent service office at (309) 681-1992 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.