Second Chance Staffing Services Inc aims to promote equal opportunities and equal access to employment, housing, and higher education for men and women who have nonviolent criminal backgrounds. We have 5 years of experience in this field. We are members of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). We are also the former criminal justice chair of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). We are the advocates for our clients!
A court-ordered process in which the legal record of an arrest or a criminal conviction is “sealed,” or erased in the eyes of the law.
After expungement is complete, a criminal conviction ordinarily does not need to be disclosed by the person who was convicted.
Expunged individuals get a fresh start without any housing or job hiring discrimination based on criminal convictions.
Making an Impact In Wisconsin
The mission of Second Chance Staffing Services Inc. (SCSS) is to promote equal opportunity for individuals who have made mistakes in their past, paid their debts to society, and want nothing more than to be self-sufficient.
One means by which this goal can be achieved is through petitioning the sentencing court to expunge a person’s criminal record, once all of the conditions of the sentence have been met. The removal of this barrier offers people a path toward gaining self-respect, by restoring their ability to live without the stigma of being labeled a criminal.
Over the past seven years, SCSS has provided consultations for young people aged 18 to 25 years at time of sentencing, who are interested in requesting expungement of their criminal records. To date, Second Chance Staffing Services Inc. has assisted over 1000 such individuals in filing petitions to expunge their records. Program eligibility is determined by a screening process. A basic background inquiry with the Wisconsin Circuit Court is also conducted. If eligible for expungement, Second Chance Staffing Services Inc. guides the person through the expungement process from start to finish.
SCSS intends to continue to offer this service to the community for the balance of 2019 and into 2021. If measures to facilitate the expungement process which are currently under consideration by the Legislature are adopted, we anticipate that demand for these services will increase substantially.