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SHREVEPORT, La. - Caddo Parish, in partnership with the Caddo Clerk of Court and other partners, is hosting a summit to educate residents on how to get misdemeanor records expunged from the public record.

The Caddo Parish Pathway to Prosperity Second Chance Initiative Adult Expungement Summit and Resource Fair will be held on Thursday, August 1 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Louisiana State Agricultural Building at the Louisiana State Fair Grounds. That's at 3701 Hudson Avenue in Shreveport. This event is free and open to the public.

Two informational sessions on the expungement process will be offered at 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Forms and paperwork will be provided.

“We strongly believe in helping our residents obtain access to a second chance,” said District 7 Commissioner and summit co-chair Stormy Gage-Watts. “The information that we hope to provide will open doors and allow citizens to start that productive career that desire,” said Gage-Watts.

Residents who attend the summit can get more information on how to get misdemeanors removed from the public access. They also can speak with attorneys present and get information on felony expungement. The resource fair will include various organizations and businesses and will take place from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

For more information on the expungement process and to access documents, visit the Caddo Parish Clerk of Court’s website at http://www.caddoclerk.com/criminal.htm.

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