Expungement Program gets new phone number

June 24, 2011

Akron's Criminal Expungement Program now has a new direct phone number: 330-972-7462. 804 applicants have been screened for the program to date and 131 were eligible to have their criminal records expunged, according to Aviva Wilcher, program director. 40 applications have been filed, and records have already been sealed for 15 applicants. Eight more hearings are scheduled next month. To be eligible for the Expungement program, applicants must be first-time non-violent offenders.