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STLCC Partners with Better Family Life to Host Amnesty Project

July 24, 2015

For the fifth straight year, St. Louis Community College is teaming with Better Family Life, Inc. to offer St. Louisans who have misdemeanor warrants an opportunity to resolve their legal issues; more than 30 city and county municipalities will participate in the St. Louis Metropolitan Area Amnesty Project.

The Amnesty Project was established in 2000 to help citizens clear their records of outstanding traffic-related warrants. The program has expanded to include misdemeanor warrants and outstanding child support cases.

The program at STLCC will be conducted over three days, and allow individuals to resolve outstanding warrants at three campuses from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.:

  • Saturday, Aug. 1, in the Student Center cafeteria at the Forest Park campus, 5600 Oakland Ave.
  • Wednesday, Aug. 5, in the gymnasium at the Florissant Valley campus, 3400 Pershall Road.
  • Saturday, Aug. 8, in the Student Center cafeteria at the Meramec campus, 11333 Big Bend Road.

The Amnesty Project provides participants the chance to resolve situations that may prevent them from obtaining or keeping a job or accessing housing and educational resources.

Participants will be assessed a $10 processing fee to cover all warrant vouchers. STLCC representatives will also be on hand to discuss educational opportunities available to participants.

The Amnesty Project is part of Better Family Life's annual Family Week. Their goal is "Back to the Basics: Faith, Family, and Neighborhood."

"In 2000, we saw the need to provide citizens with a non-threatening way to engage with the courts without fear of being arrested," said James Clark, Better Family Life's vice president of community outreach. "We then expanded our offerings to better serve the citizens of St. Louis."

For more information, call 314-381-8200.