02 Nov Rights after Wrongs
During my time spent at the Rights after Wrongs event on September the 15th 2023, I witnessed, several lives being changed in the brink of minutes with the services several of the vendors offered. There were HIV test, several employers, AR Adult Education, AR Workforce, Central AR Legal Services, District, and Circuit Court holding Leniency Court, Child Support, Driver Control, as well as speakers to assist with how to become more employable. This full event was centered around a person who has something challenging on their background being able to turn their life around with all the services located in one area. There were several volunteers to make this happen, up to an including sororities, churches, masons, city of faith, workforce, as well as employers and many, many others. Throughout the duration of the event, the biggest feature that everyone was interested in, was the Leniency Court, which allowed people to come get their fines wiped away, or tickets wiped away if it was a mist, or a small felony. They also had Central AR Legal Services there to assist with the startup process of expunging people’s records so all they would have to do is take the paperwork to the court to get it finished. Food was provided, as well as several door prizes and gift cards. This event serviced well over 1000 people in the great Little Rock area. Attached is a picture of myself and Steven Vaughn who previously had something challenging on his background, but entered the TEO program under my supervision at the time. He graduated, and has since gone on to become the Director of Mission Services for Goodwill.