(UNDATED) – Hoosier Uplands Economic Development Corporation has partnered with Grant Law, PC, to provide a program called “Drive to Remove Roadblocks.”
The program is for citizens in Lawrence, Orange and Martin Counties.
The goal of this program is to provide free, needs-based legal services to citizens who have suspended driver’s licenses. Grant Law will work to remove the barriers they face in obtaining valid drivers’ licenses or obtain specialized driving privileges, by evaluating clients’ driving histories, determining if remedies exist, then working to help seal or expunge their criminal histories. This effort requires significant time with the clients, research, and lawyering to effectively advocate for the client to achieve the expungement.
Restoring driving privileges removes real-world barriers to maintaining or obtaining quality employment and housing. It allows citizens to compete fairly and on equal footing in the job market, and gives them an equal opportunity to access better housing.
The community benefits from the program through having citizens who can obtain and/or improve employment, thereby helping to increase their own self-sufficiency.
To qualify for the program, clients must meet a financial requirement: Being at or under 200% of the Federal Poverty Level, based on family size.
The project is funded through Hoosier Uplands’ local funding.