Talking to clients about eligibility for expunction and exposure to collateral consequences can be challenging. To assist defenders in having a conversation with youth about expunction, there is now an Expunction Toolkit located under Materials for Defenders on the OJD website. The Toolkit includes the following materials:
Power point presentation (with voiceover) explaining the law and impact of expunction
Flow chart of expunction eligibility
Impact chart of certain adjudications on future criminal involvement
Collateral consequences chart and manual of juvenile adjudications in NC
Expunction reminder card, front and back
We hope to be periodically adding information to assist defenders. As a reminder, expunction materials for youth can be be found here. Thanks so much to Hannah Emory, Erica Navalance, Luke Wollard and Katie Tysinger for their help!