Final Re-entry Project


NLS has a long history of helping individuals with employment issues, including unemployment claims, wage claims, expungements*, criminal record sealing, pardons, child abuse registry issues, employment at will, Family Medical Leave, and employment discrimination. Help may include legal representation or advice/limited services. We also provide community education at the request of agencies and community groups.

NLS is currently assisting clients in need of Expungements through the Final Re-entry Project.

NLS has partnered with the Access to Justice Lab at Harvard Law School and area law schools to launch the Final Re-entry Project, a study to explore the effectiveness of criminal record clearing on housing and employment stability in western Pennsylvania.

Project participants will be linked with free legal representation or self-help assistance to aid in the criminal record-clearing process. Some participants will receive state-of-the-art self-help materials as guidance. Some participants receive legal representation in handling their expungement cases.  All participants in the Final Re-entry Project will receive compensation

Individuals with criminal charges and arrests in Allegheny, Beaver, Butler and/or Lawrence counties who are looking to have their criminal record expunged should apply online for help.

NLS is also conducting Outreach and Information Sessions about the Criminal Record Expungement Process and the Final Re-entry Project.

Schedule of upcoming community education and outreach events:

Organizations interested in partnering with NLS to host an Expungement Outreach and Information Session, please indicate your interest by completing this online form and the NLS Expungement Coordinator will follow-up.