BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - For the third year straight, a non-profit is offering South Louisiana residents an opportunity to wipe their slates clean.
RAX World Wide, a non-profit group which focuses on humanitarian efforts and community outreach, is hosting "Another Expungement Event" on July 16 at the St. Gabriel Community Center.
According to the group, "an expungement is the process by which record of criminal conviction is destroyed or sealed from the state of federal repository." For the most part, this means once a record has been expunged, the person can generally act as if the conviction never occurred.
"RAX would like to ensure that all individuals, despite their past, have equal opportunities of success. It is important to us because persons with prior records sometime have a hard time of facing forward and grasping opportunities because of their history and a lack of confidence," said non-profit officials in a statement.
They will be working with a team of lawyers from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. on July 16. Officials recommend individuals wishing to have their records expunged bring identification, case number, and any other relevant information which pertains to the case they are looking to expunge.
While not all offenses can be expunged, Rax hopes the event will "help individuals find stability, use their past in a proactive manner, and be equal contributors in the game of life."