Expungement workshop in Greenville helps people with criminal records achieve second chance

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) – Several groups in Pitt County are helping people with criminal backgrounds.

Second Change Lunch & Learn, hosted by NC Works Friday, offered information on how to complete the expungement process and job readiness.

NC Reentry Innovators For Success, Inc. and Pitt County Employment Services were there to answer questions.

Portia Pittman helped organize the workshop. She received a pardon of forgiveness from Governor Roy Cooper in Dec. 2023 and understands the importance of a second chance.

“We realized during the pandemic, that people really didn’t have access to getting expungement or they couldn’t afford getting expungement,” Pittman explained. “So we found a need, and we stood in the gap to really help them find that information and connect them to those resources to getting their criminal expungement.”

If you missed out on today’s workshop, there will be another one next Friday, April 26, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

You can reserve your spot by texting CHANCE to 252-549-4545. It will also be at NC Works at 3101 Bismarck St in Greenville.