3.9 million men and women in Illinois have a criminal record. There are many forms of relief available in our state, and CGLA is the premier legal agency helping people with records obtain a second chance.


Criminal Records Program

CGLA assists individuals in clearing their arrest and conviction records through a range of legal remedies, including expungement, sealing, clemency, health care waivers, certificates of good conduct, and certificates of relief from disability. The program includes our Help Desks at the Daley Center and the Markham Courthouse, our Criminal Records Corps of trained law students who bring these services to clients of homeless agencies, and individual advice and representation by staff and volunteer attorneys, including for clients of workforce development agencies and other partner organizations that serve people who face these barriers.

Stability Domain: Legal Standing, Criminal Records

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