The Hennepin County Attorney’s Office launches new expungement tool in partnership with the Ramsey and Washington County Attorney’s Offices

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St. Paul, MN – October 1, 2020: At a joint press conference this afternoon held at the Attorney General’s Office, the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office announced its partnership with the Ramsey and Washington County Attorney’s Offices in launching a new online expungement application program.

This online tool is designed to ensure residents of Hennepin County with criminal convictions who have completed their sentences, have equal access to the systems available to seal their criminal records.

“We’re excited to partner with Ramsey and Washington County on this expungement initiative. It’s unique and transformative in how we approach those who have been through the criminal justice system,” Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman said.

This is an invaluable resource for citizens of Hennepin County who have faced barriers in their lives due to past criminal records. Sealing a criminal record can make it a lot easier for people to find employment and housing, and increases access to education. These are people in our community who have served their sentence and deserve a second chance at being productive members of society.”

Hennepin County residents can also click here to begin filling out an eligibility questionnaire.