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STLCC Partners with Better Family Life for St. Louis Metropolitan Amnesty Project

August 01, 2011

St. Louis Community College is teaming with Better Family Life Inc. to offer St. Louisans with misdemeanor warrants an opportunity to move past these issues through the 2011 St. Louis Metropolitan Amnesty Project.

The Amnesty Project was established in 2002 as a one-day event to help citizens clear their records of outstanding traffic-related warrants. In 2010, the program was expanded to include all misdemeanor warrants. This year, it will be a three-day event conducted at three different locations.

St. Louis Community College will host events on Saturday, Aug. 6, at its Meramec campus and Saturday, Aug. 13, at its Forest Park campus. Events will be conducted in the gymnasium at Meramec and the Mildred E. Bastian Center for the Peforming Arts at Forest Park between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. The Meramec campus is located at 11333 Big Bend Road in Kirkwood; the Forest Park campus is located at 5600 Oakland Ave.

The Amnesty project provides participants the chance to resolve situations that may be preventing them from getting or keeping a job or moving ahead in their lives and thus build more productive futures for themselves and their families.

“This partnership between Better Family Life, St. Louis Community College and all the participating municipalities and public officials in St. Louis and St. Louis County is a great example of individuals and institutions working together to provide important information and meaningful opportunities in the best interests of our community, our students and the workforce needs of our region,” said Myrtle E.B. Dorsey, STLCC chancellor. “During this event, citizens can learn how to enroll at St. Louis Community and began a new chapter in their life with a clean record and a new set of hopes and dreams.”

Participants will be assessed a $10 processing fee to cover all warrant vouchers.

Last year, more than 14,000 warrant vouchers were distributed. Officials from Better Family Life hope the number increases because of larger venues.

For more information, visit www.betterfamilylife.org or call 314-746-0760.