ReLeSe (Reentry Legal Services) Expungement Clinic
In partnership with the court, VLJ hosts a monthly seminar and clinic, to assist individuals seeking to expunge their NJ criminal record. If you would like to make an appointment for the next available clinic, please call (973)776-9300, ext. 56886.
The seminar will explain what types of records can be expunged, how to file for an expungement, and criminal justice reform. Immediately following the seminar, you can apply for VLJ's legal clinic. If you financially qualify, you will then meet briefly with a volunteer attorney to discuss your criminal background.
If your case appears to be eligible, you may be asked to get a copy of your criminal case history report (CCH) or “rap sheet.” There is a fingerprinting charge of $40.70 for the CCH report. VLJ will then attempt to find a lawyer to represent you.