Events

We directly engage with the communities we serve by organizing community events throughout the year. These events bring fun activities, re-entry resources, and educational presentations to neighborhoods where our members live.
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2018
Expungement Clinic

What is it?

Expungement is “is a court-ordered process in which the legal record of an arrest or a criminal conviction is 'sealed,' or erased in the eyes of the law.” OFJ facilitates expungement workshops because a criminal record can decrease your chances at employment by 50%.

  • This effect is even more pronounced for black men.

​Expungement can generate a tangible and quick impact on citizens’ lives by allowing them to obtain new opportunities and employment.

 

2017
CeaseFire Weekend

"We are paying attention, we care, and we are here to help"

Two all-night events in East and West Baltimore providing: 

  • Volunteer attorneys who performed over 140 expungements

  • Social workers who assist with attaining services like housing, substance abuse, and more

2016
Breakout
Festival

A day of family-friendly fun to celebrate and honor the diverse accomplishments of those who have been impacted by the criminal justice system 

As part ​of the Anti-Stigma Campaign, we:

  • Showcased artists and entrepreneurs with criminal backgrounds

  • Provided free food, vendors, games, "a kidz zone," school supplies, performances, educational games

  • Informed community members about the work that OFJ does and how they can get involved with criminal justice reform

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2016
Anti-Stigma
Campaign

“Prison is what I went through. It’s not who I am.”

In 2016, Out for Justice started our Anti-Stigma Campaign dedicated to getting rid of the unfair and negative stereotype regarding previously-incarcerated citizens. To spread awareness about this campaign, we created a series of PSA videos and hosted neighborhood events with our directly-impacted community members.

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