Scott, Paul, Aaron, William, and Linda (Not Ringo)
We are a group of volunteers with Code for KC who passionately believe that expungement should be available to everyone. We are working under a grant by LISC to develop an expungement app for Kansas Legal Services for pro se (self-help) clients, and staff and pro bono (volunteer) attorneys for use in expungement all across Kansas' 105 counties.
The Kansas Expungement Project is a two-year design and development effort by Code for KC. In the design phase, Paul, Scott and William are currently participating with Kansas Legal Services in expungement days across the state of Kansas, testing the no-code Jotform prototype app, learning how to improve the app while meeting lots of nice people
The Kansas Legislature made two significant improvements to expungement in 2022. Senate Bill SB 366 expanded opportunities for expungement. Low-level drug offenders have an opportunity to get off the Kansas Registry and apply for expungement of the offense that placed them there. Successful specialty court participants are provided a fast track option for expunging their conviction. The Legislature and the Courts are on the move to expand expungement options for Kansans.
The Topeka Bar Association has organized an expungement day for September 15, 2022 at the Ag Hall, Kansas Expocentre open to the public from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Information sessions are being conducted at the Topeka Shawnee County Public Library, 1515 SW 10th Ave, Topeka, KS 66604, on Friday, August 19, 2022 from 3:30 PM to 6:30 PM and Saturday, Augsut 27, 2022 from 12:30 PM ro 3:30 PM.
Many Kansans with convictions or arrest records are eligible for expungement. We've created a simple and easy checklist that walks you through how to determine if you may be eligible, how to gather the information you require to fill out an petition for expungement and the necessary documents, and how to apply. What could be easier?