April is Second Chances Month and now is your opportunity to join the fight for a clean slate for all Delawareans! Everyone deserves a shot at redemption and a fair opportunity to work, have a safe home, take care of their families, and contribute to their community.
Help us kick off this year’s Second Chances Month with a lobby day and legislator lunch on Tuesday, April 4, beginning at 9 a.m at Legislative Hall in Dover. We need your help encouraging legislators to support reforms that will expand expungement eligibility and accessibility. True justice reform does not stop with ending mass incarceration — we must also fight to ensure that all justice-involved individuals have the opportunity for a real second chance.
To participate in legislator meetings beginning at 9 a.m., you must register in advance and attend one VIRTUAL training session.
- Thursday, March 30, 12 p.m. VITUAL via Zoom
- Monday, April 3, 6 p.m. VIRTUAL via Zoom
Following legislator meetings, Delaware Center for Justice will be hosting a legislator lunch catered by Big Daddy's Soul Food. Lunch will begin at 11:45 a.m. and offer the opportunity to continue conversations with elected officials about Delaware's expungement policies and the needed next steps to ensure equitable access to second chances.
This event is organized by the Clean Slate Delaware Campaign. Partners include:
- Clean Slate Initiative
- ACLU of Delaware
- Delaware Center for Justice
- Center for American Progress
- Delaware Office of Defense Services
- Heads Up 302
- Dover District Ministerium of AME Churches
For more information about this event or the Clean Slate Delaware Campaign, please email John Reynolds, at email@example.com.