This is a web app created for people with criminal records in Maryland.

A criminal record is a barrier to employment, education, and other services. Luckily, some criminal records can be erased through the expungement process. However, while many criminal records can be erased, few people apply for expungement. This web app aims to clarify criminal expungement, with the hope of more people getting their records erased!

This app was created by Advocates for Children and Youth with the support of the Maryland Office of the Public Defender. The idea for this app came from the awesome Juvenile Justice Council of the Mikva Challenge in Chicago, Illinois, and was originally developed by Cathy Deng.

If you need to contact us, feel free to send an email to Expunge@ACY.org.



Advocates for Children and Youth improves the lives and experiences of Maryland’s children through policy change and program improvement. We are every child’s ally, working with government agencies and elected officials to continuously improve each child’s present and future. Through our multi-issue platform, we affect the entirety of children’s worlds—the systems they touch, the people they interact with, and the environment where they live. We champion solutions to child welfare, education, health, and juvenile justice issues, positioning us to influence the full spectrum of youth experiences. We use independent research and proven best practices to recommend policies and pro­grams that create measurable results.



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MVLS provides free (and in some cases low cost) legal representation to Marylanders with limited income. We also provide free legal help for community-based nonprofits that are working to strengthen low-income communities in Maryland.

Each eligible individual client is matched with a volunteer lawyer who has the appropriate skills and expertise to provide quality representation. With a volunteer pool of 3,000 lawyers, MVLS provides services in every jurisdiction in the state.



Mid-Shore Pro Bono is a legal services provider for Kent, Queen Anne's, Caroline, Talbot and Dorchester counties. We are committed to strengthening the communities of Maryland's Mid-Shore by providing access to several diverse programs which offer resolution to a variety of civil issues, conflicts and disputes.



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