Felony Expungement

Seal a portion of your criminal record today

What It Is

Effective July 1, 2013, Indiana's Second Chance Law (Code 35-38-9) allows applicants to petition the courts to have certain parts of their criminal record sealed.

Why Get It

Felony convictions prevent many people from full participation in our society.  Expungement restores dignity and access to jobs, voting, public resources, and aid.

How To Do It

Scroll down for more information and to complete the expungement form.  After filling it out, if you qualify, we will refer you to a pro bono lawyer to guide you through the rest of the process.  


Reading Lists

Why We Read

Political Education is vital to the development of all activists and organizers.  It teaches about the past to frame the present, so we can make a better future.  

Check back here for the Political Education Series and Reading Lists that BLMSB is developing for the Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation.


Art & Justice Curriculum

Led by Dr. Dé Bryant, South Bend BLM hosted a series of five podcasts for individuals interested in exploring the current movement for racial justice through the lens of art. Each episode included a lecture, and interactive Q&A section, and featured art local to South Bend. Episodes centered around topics including: 

1. Identity & Belonging

2. Norms & Normality

3. Desire & Power

4. Faith & Spirituality

5. Loss & Recovery

Explore the curriculum yourself and South Bend art on the Arts & Justice main page.