National Expungement Works Returns With Annual Weeklong Legal Relief Campaign

This fall, National Expungement Works (N.E.W.), creators of the annual week known internationally for legal relief and wraparound services, is set to kick-off the latest era of their transformative work.  National Expungement Week, the organization’s signature project,  has evolved to become N.E.W. Week of Action and Awareness (WOAA), which will take place from September 26 – October 3, 2021.  This year, the mix of virtual and in-person gatherings will occur in cities across the country, including Los Angels, New York, Philadelphia, Boston, Las Vegas, Jacksonville, Portland, East St. Louis, and Greenville.

“The WOAA is our call to action to raises the public’s awareness of the importance of legal relief in restoring pathways for generational wealth and healing,” said N.E.W. visionary and founder LaTorie Marshall.  “There are estimated to be 48,000 legal and socio-economic barriers restricting fundamental human rights for people with an arrest on conviction on their record.  Expungement and other forms of legal relief, such as record sealing and even paying some fines, could instantly mitigate the impact of these barriers for over 70 million people across the country. “ 

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