Program to help ex-offenders get jobs

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DANVILLE, Ill. (WCIA) — One group is hoping a new program can lower unemployment and crime. 

Danville Restoring Our Community is introducing an expungement program for people with criminal histories. The group recently received a $7,000 grant to make it happen.

Qualification depends on a person’s rap sheet. For those who are eligible, it could mean prospective employers will never have to know about their criminal records. 

Breon Boyd, D-ROC president, says having something as minor as an arrest on your record can make it hard to get hired, forcing people to make money illegally. She hopes this can help.

The program will start taking applications from those hoping to get their records expunged in June. 

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