Second Chance Project

Temporarily Limiting Intake of Second Chance Project 

Dear Community, 

We are taking a brief pause on some aspects of the current operations of the Second Chance Project to enhance and innovate our services. 

Up to this point, our focus has been on general client intake and clinic events to provide expunction and driver’s license restoration services to the public. However, the overwhelming demand for our services is outpacing our ability to provide services under the current model. We believe we can better serve our clients by reconfiguring our processes and being more strategic in our approach. 

To achieve this, we are temporarily shutting down certain aspects of the Second Chance Project to allow for strategic planning, collaboration, and reorganization. We’re thrilled to partner with our Innovation Lab to facilitate this process. 

During this transition period, our intake will be limited as follows: 

  • Services in New Hanover County: Due to overwhelming demand in New Hanover County, we are pausing phone intake for Second Chance Wilmington. We will only be accepting direct referrals from Port City United.
  • Durham County Services: Individuals residing in Durham or with cases in Durham seeking expunction or license restoration assistance should apply for services in person at the DEAR office in the Durham County courthouse. 
  • General Intake for Other Areas Suspended: For residents outside of Durham, general intake for expunction or license restoration services is temporarily suspended. 

We’re aiming to unveil our revamped program by mid-June, packed with enhancements to better meet the needs of our community. We look forward to serving you again, and serving you better, soon! 


Legal Aid of North Carolina