DOJ, Community Partners, Amazon to Host Expungement and Employment fair April 28 

In honor of Second Chance Month, the Delaware DOJ’s Community Engagement Unit is partnering with the Delaware Center for Justice and several community groups to host a joint job fair and expungement clinic at the Route 9 Library and Innovation Center in New Castle on Thursday, April 28 from 12 p.m. – 6 p.m. The fair, supported by charitable funding from Amazon, will also be available online via Zoom, though the job fair component will be in-person only.

“I’m grateful to our team in the Community Engagement Unit, the Delaware Center for Justice, Amazon, and all of our partners who have worked so hard to put this event together,” said Attorney General Kathy Jennings. “These kinds of opportunities help reduce recidivism and enrich our neighborhoods by helping people who have paid their debts to society get a second chance to build a healthy, lawful life.”

Guests will be able to connect with employers, meet with attorneys to review their eligibility for expungements or pardons, receive financial assistance with the record clearance process, create a resume, and access other services. Food and drinks will be provided.

In addition to participating as a hiring employer, Amazon is supporting this event with funding to two participating partners, the Delaware Center for Justice and Parents With Incarcerated Children.

“Amazon is proud to be a partner in this great event with Attorney General Jennings, the Delaware Center for Justice, and more,” said John Schwartz, General Manager of the Amazon Facility in New Castle. “We look forward to talking with participants about everything Amazon has to offer which includes a starting wage in line with our national average of $18 per hour, our Career Choice program, which provides fully funded educational opportunities and job training, and our comprehensive benefits package.”

Other community partners and service providers participating in the event include the Office of Defense Services, the Delaware Criminal Justice Information System, Delaware Volunteer Legal Services, Clean Slate Delaware, the ACLU of Delaware, and APEX.

While walk-ins are welcome, members of the public are strongly encouraged to pre-register to attend in-person or virtually at