New Applicants accepted for Successful Re-entry Program

New Applicants accepted for Successful Re-entry Program

Approximately 77 million Americans, or 1 in 3 adults, have a criminal record

Wilmington, DE. May 9, 2019–.The results are in and APEX is a highly successful program for those with criminal histories. APEX, which stands for Advancement through Pardons and Expungements is a state program housed in the Delaware Department of Labor. New applicants are now being accepted for this program.

About 60 new clients join this program each month which essentially guides citizens through the sometimes complicated application process. Since its inception, 536 pardons and 354 expungements were granted. Since 2012, about 5,000 people have utilized APEX.

The next orientation/information sessions are:


New Castle County:

Wednesdays   (next one is May 15th)

10am-11am Wilmington Public Library 10 East 10th St. Wilmington, 2nd Flr-Inspiration Space


Kent and Sussex County:

Mondays (next is May 13th)

9:15am – 10:15am Dover Public Library 35 Loockerman Plz, Dover,


Individuals with a Delaware criminal record can have difficulty with obtaining employment or professional licenses, as well as finding housing, receiving government benefits or obtaining an education. The program is dedicated to opening opportunities though the pardon and expungement process. Qualified candidates must attend an orientation first and once enrolled will receive one-on-one assistance through each step of the application process. More qualifications can be found on the website.

The goal of APEX is to improve the employment opportunities of citizens with criminal backgrounds. APEX provides them with expert guidance as they apply for pardons and expungements so they can reach their career goals.

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Contact: Jennifer Zeberkiewicz