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The Berkshire District Attorney’s Office co-hosted an event with Community Legal Aid on Nov. 9 to share information and raise awareness about expunging and sealing of criminal records.
11/17/2021
  • Berkshire District Attorney's Office

BERKSHIRE COUNTYThe Berkshire District Attorney’s Office co-hosted an event with Community Legal Aid on Nov. 9 to share information and raise awareness about expunging and sealing criminal records.

People who have criminal records are still entitled to live their lives productively. Criminal records can negatively impact access to employment, housing, financial assistance, and higher education.

The Berkshire District Attorney’s Office presented record sealing and expungement, how the process works, and what determines a person’s eligibility at a recent community event. Community Legal Aid provided a presentation on “Knowing Your Rights” when it comes to record sealing and expungement and provided crucial information for those with criminal records applying to jobs and housing.

See the presentation here.

Download the Berkshire District Attorney's Office presentation here.

Berkshire District Attorney's Office 

Berkshire District Attorney Andrea Harrington's Office represents the Commonwealth in more than 7,500 criminal cases per year in Berkshire Superior Court, three district courts, three juvenile courts, Massachusetts Appeals Court, and Supreme Judicial Court. The office works closely with the State Police Detective Unit assigned to the Berkshire District Attorney’s Office, the Berkshire Law Enforcement Task Force, and collaborates with local police departments across the county. A dedicated staff of more than 50 prioritizes public safety, empowering victims and witnesses through services and support, and building a safe community for everyone and especially the most vulnerable.
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