Michigan Works! Hosting amnesty day, expungement and resource fair
Michigan Works! and other partners will be hosting the first Friend of the Court Amnesty Day, Expungement and Resource Fair for residents who want to clear bench warrants, clear criminal records, look for jobs and access other services.
The fair will be October 5 from 1 - 6 p.m. at Michigan Works!, 499 W. Main Street, Benton Harbor.
There will be a similar event on October 7 from 1 - 6 p.m. at the Niles Public Library.
“While we have targeted services for individuals, this will also be a great event for the general public. We will have many vendors there that can be of assistance to you. Whether you’re looking for training, education, help with legal matters including expungement, or you just want to look for a new career, this event is for you,” said Melissa Stolfo, Project Manager for the Second Chance Program at Michigan Works! Berrien, Cass, Van Buren.
“We are excited to bring the first Friend of the Court Amnesty Day, Expungement and Resource Fair to southwest Michigan and couldn’t have picked a better time for an event like this,” said Lisa Jardine, Friend of the Court Director. “We would like individuals to know that they will not be arrested on site for appearing at the Amnesty Program, however, you must attend in person to discuss if you are eligible. This is a great opportunity for those who would like to clear their FOC Bench Warrant and seek support services designed to assist parents in caring for their families.”
Masks will be required at the event.
The event is hosted by Michigan Works! of Berrien, Cass, Van Buren and the Berrien County Friend of the Court.