Redemption Project

The Redemption Project is an all-volunteer effort to improve the ability of former clients to overcome legal obstacles to employment and help them obtain jobs. Employers can be reluctant to hire people with criminal records. A criminal conviction can legally prevent a person from voting and from obtaining state licenses for many jobs. In fact, more than 700,000 jobs in Florida are off-limits for ex-offenders who have not had their rights restored.

  • Acupuncture
  • Alcoholic Beverage & Tobacco
  • Architecture
  • Asbestos Abatement
  • Athlete Agents
  • Athletic Trainers
  • Auctioneers
  • Bail Bond Agents
  • Barbers
  • Building Code Inspectors
  • Cardroom Business
  • Certified Nursing Assistants
  • Chiropractic Medicine
  • Clinical Counseling &amp Psychotherapy Services,
  • Commercial Driving Schools
  • Community Association
  • Contracting
  • Cosmetologist
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Dentistry
  • Dietetics & Nutrition Practice
  • Dispensing Optical Devices & Hearing Aids
  • Electrolysis
  • Embalming
  • Employee Leasing Companies
  • EMT/Paramedic
  • Engineering
  • Funeral Directing
  • Health Testing Services
  • Home Improvement Finance Seller
  • Hypnosis
  • Interior Design
  • Land Surveying & Mapping
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Language Pathology & Audiology Management
  • Massage Practice
  • Midwifery
  • Mortgage Brokerage
  • Mortgage Broker
  • Motor Vehicle Retail Installment
  • Naturopathy
  • Notary Public
  • Nursing Home Administration
  • Nursing
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Optometry
  • Orthotics
  • Prosthetics
  • Pedorthics
  • Osteopathy
  • Outdoor Advertising
  • Pawnbroker
  • Pest Control
  • Pharmacy
  • Physical Therapy Practice
  • Physician Assistant
  • Podiatric Medicine
  • Private Security
  • Private Investigator
  • Professional Geology
  • Psychological Services
  • Public Accountant
  • Radiologic Technology
  • Real Estate Broker
  • Salesperson &Appraiser
  • Repossession Services
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Retail Installment Seller
  • Sales Finance Company Seller
  • Talent Agencies
  • Title Loan Lender
  • Veterinary Medical Practice
  • Wrecker Operator

Through Redemption, individuals with prior arrests can receive assistance with sealing and expunging criminal records.

Since 1998, volunteers from the Public Defender's Office and community groups have assisted more than 6,000 people across Miami-Dade County through Redemption workshops held at community centers and churches. Success has been possible due to the participation of government and community organizations.

For local efforts to help individuals with an arrest or conviction record, review the Reentry Resource Guide.

Virtual Seal and Expungement Redemption Workshop, May 22
Attend a virtual seal and expungement redemption workshop on Saturday, May 22, from 11 a.m. until noon on Zoom. The panel-style workshop will help you find out if you qualify to have your criminal record sealed or expunged. The event covers topics such as rights restoration, employment services and immigration consultations.

Only pre-registered attendees will have follow-up consultations with volunteer attorneys by phone or video conference. Individuals who register after May 20 will receive a link to join in the Zoom presentation for information about sealing and expungement process, additional services and how to register for assistance.

Appointments are limited. Pre-register and secure your spot now.