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About 280 people helped during second chance workshop at Marion County Prosecutor's Office

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Posted at 1:53 PM, Aug 27, 2020
and last updated 2021-05-17 20:13:30-04

UPDATED (May 17, 2021):
The Marion County Prosecutor's Office is hosting two more in-person workshops in June:

  • 4-7 p.m. on June 22: Pike Township Government Center, 5665 Lafayette Road
  • 9-12 p.m. on June 24: Warren Township Government Center, 501 North Post Road

Walk-in services aren't available for these workshops and you must register to attend.

More workshops will be held later this year.

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INDIANAPOLIS — About 280 people have participated in a virtual program at the Marion County Prosecutor's Office to help give them a "second chance."

The program helps people who may have had their driver's license suspended due to unpaid traffic tickets or past due child support.

The workshops were suspended in April due to the COVID-19 pandemic and resumed in a virtual setting in June, July, and August, according to a press release from the prosecutor's office.

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“We have heard so many inspiring testimonials from the participants in our virtual workshops," Marion County Prosecutor Ryan Mears said in the press release. "We cannot understate the impact of working together to assist those who are willing to seek help and overcome the challenges caused by not having a valid driver’s license due to financial limitations resulting in suspensions.”

The workshops are offered in partnership with the Indianapolis Legal Aid Society and pro bono assistance by attorneys from Eli Lilly, Ice Miller, and Cummins, Inc., according to the release.

Click here for more information on the program.