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Expungement

Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles’ reentry work focuses on removing barriers to employment related to criminal records, so that individuals can become or stay employed. The stability that comes from obtaining employment helps reduce rates of recidivism and improves clients’ lives overall.

Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles helps eligible individuals with barriers that stand in the way of them having gainful employment. We may be able to help with:

  • Comprehensive services to clean a criminal record through expungement and Prop 47 petitions
  • Ban the Box or Fair Chance Hiring Ordinance violations

Need help getting a copy of your criminal record? Read this how-to guide.

IMPORTANT: Unfortunately, we are temporarily suspending intakes for expungement-related matters. Please check back to see when we will resume our expungement-related intakes.

In the meantime, please refer to our partner organizations for assistance with expungement-related matters:

A New Way of Life Reentry Project (ANWOL), which offers clinics, legal advice, and representation.  

  • Address: PO BOX 875288, Los Angeles, CA 90087
  • Phone: (323) 563-3575
  • Fax: (323) 563-3445
  • Email: info@anewwayoflife.org

Youth Justice Coalition (YJC), which offers clinics and community programs including support groups and access to Transformative Justice circles (not necessarily only for youth). 

Los Angeles County Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service (LACBA), which refers lawyers.

  • Phone: (213) 243-1525

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Clinics

IMPORTANT: Many of our clinics are suspended in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. We appreciate your patience and understanding.

Virtual Expungement Clinic

Hours:
2nd Tuesday, 5:30–7:30 p.m.

All participants must be pre-screened for our services and pre-registered for our clinics. Call 1-800-399-4529 for screening and registration.