YOUTH JUSTICE WORK

How to Get Connected

EXPUNGEMENT

Did you know that as a young person, your records are not automatically sealed when you become an adult?

To begin the process of expungement, please fill out this Google Forms to get connected with a LEAP staff & the Legal Rights Center. 

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PEER MENTOR MODEL

Are you looking to get your record expunged? Would you like to be involved in a youth mentorship model? Reach out to rachel.werch@ppl-inc.org to get connected.

More details to come

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Meet Our Current Interns

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Devon

"Hello! My name is Devon Selmon I am a 16 year old young black man from North Minneapolis but am currently residing in St. Paul. I love my family, singing, volunteering, and being active in my community. I am excited to have the opportunity to work with the other youth to help reach out and educate our community on different ways to expunge youth’s records, and teach them how to get in contact with local government to make the changes in our society they wish to see."

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Anna

"I want to help young people in prison to be given a chance."

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Yahanna

"I'm looking forward to building community with people, hearing their stories, and having the opportunity to tell mine. I'm interested in learning about the justice system and how it effects people, especially people of color. I want to help youth stay out of prisons and dismantle the systems that funnel youth into prisons."

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Sundus

"Hi my name is Sundus Mohamed and I am doing an internship this summer with the Youth Justice Program. I am 16 years old. I love chilling at home and watching Netflix and advocating for youth. We are doing many different projects this summer to help youth understand expungement and create our own social justice campaign. Here is a quote that I love: 'Act as if what you do makes a difference. IT DOES.'"