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Kansas Legal Services and the Wichita Bar Association are co-sponsoring a project to help ex-offenders clear their records by getting their names off the Kansas Drug Registry. Under Kansas law, those with a drug conviction are required to register on the same public list as more than 10,000 convicted sex offenders.  As of March 1, 2021, the Kansas Public Offender Registry contained the names and addresses of 5,777 drug offenders.
Need to clear your criminal record? Watch this brief video to learn more. Kansas Legal Services, in partnership with the Leavenworth County Justice Center, 601 S. 3rd Street, Leavenworth KS 66048, will present five days of clinics to expunge criminal records for those in Leavenworth who want to make a clean start. You may be eligible to have prior arrests and/or old felony or misdemeanor convictions removed and/or sealed from the general public.
The Wyandotte County District Attorney's Office will hold its 4th Annual Expungement Fair on December 14th and 15th with assistance from Kansas Legal Services. The location will be the Kansas City, Kansas Community College Technical Center, located at 6565 State Avenue. The time will be from 3pm to 7pm  both days. The prescreening process is now underway.
Public Information Sessions: Saturday, October 15, 2022, 12:30 pm - 2:30 p.m.     and   Saturday, October 22, 2022, 1:00 pm - 3:00 p.m. Manhattan Public Library
Criminal records can make it difficult to get a lease, find employment, and function fully in society. Criminal record expungement is such as important possibility under Kansas law for individuals who have completed their sentences, made changes in their lives and who are now seeking to move beyond that that stigma and the barriers resulting from past mistakes.
Is a criminal record holding you back? Need a clean slate? The Topeka Bar Association Expungement Day Project offers individuals the opportunity to have certain Adult Criminal Arrests, Convictions and Diversions expunged.
How Sealed or Expunged Court Records in Tenant & Employment Screening Reports May Illegally Cost People Jobs & Housing From the National Consumer Law Center, June, 2022 Today, to rent an apartment or nail down a job, you almost always have to pass a background check.
Please see below about how to get help to get off the registry.   Under Kansas law, those with a drug conviction are required to register on the same public list as more than 10,000 convicted sex offenders. As of March 1, 2021, the Kansas Public Offender Registry contained the names and addresses of 5,777 drug offenders.
Kansas who have an arrest or conviction on their records from when they were a juvenile (under 18 years old) might be able to get that record cleared. Kansas Legal Services has an interactive form to create a document for the Court where the arrest or conviction took place. You must first figure out if your crime is eligible for clearing. 
This guide will answer some of your most common questions about expungement.      KLS offers a free legal form, Expungement, to expunge records - click here  

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