Second Chance Saturday

What is Second Chance Saturday?

: Whether you've been arrested, charged, convicted, or have served a sentence, you may have a criminal record. Individualized information will be provided to the members of the public on how to obtain and understand your criminal record, how to explain it to potential employers, and whether or not you may be eligible for expungement.
Picture of the Urban Research Outreach Center

: Every Third Saturday of the month Time:11:30pm - 2:30pm

What Can I Do Now?:  Obtain preliminary, non-official copies of your records through the Minneapolis Bureau of Criminal Apprehension's Public Criminal History and the Minnesota Court Information System's Public Access Remote View

NOTE: since they are available to the general public, the records provided through these services are incomplete.
  • Lower level offenses, juvenile offenses and out of state records among others, are withheld.
  • Please read the disclaimers on the websites for more thorough information.
  • These Records should only be utilized as a first step of orienting yourself and a volunteer with your record.
Official records from the Minneapolis Bureau of Criminal Apprehension for incidents within Minnesota can be obtained by completing and mailing this form (which must be signed by a public notary or deputy court administrator) along with $8.00. Official case records for every county in Minnesota can be obtained at any Minnesota Court Information System Public Access Terminal, which are located in any Minnesota district court.

Reception Area of UROC

Any information or documents regarding potential records resulting from incidents occurring outside the state of Minnesota, from a federal matter, or from another country that you are able to provide will enable our volunteers to be of the greatest assistance to you most quickly. Further information on expunging one's criminal record can be found at The Council on Crime and Justice.

What Does Volunteering Look Like?

What You Do:
  • Initial Client Intake Interview & Issue Spotting
  • Directing Client to appropriate attorney resources: expungement, criminal, DHS, & employment discrimination
  • Gathering Rehabilitation and Impact Information For Expungement Petition 
  • Sitting in on Client Counseling Session
What You Bring: Laptop with network ability. Be prepared to work with Google docs.

What You Wear: Casual is fine!
Where You Go: The UrbanResearch Outreach-Engagement Center (UROC), 2001 Plymouth Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55411. 

It will be held in Room 105. It is accessible by bus routes 7, 19, & 32.

A carpool is normally arranged by CJL. UROC does have a parking lot.

When You Meet: 10:30am-2:30pm on the third Saturday of each month. These Saturdays are scheduled through April so if you miss one not to worry, there are many opportunities.

How To Get Started? Email us at to RSVP and stay connected through our Facebook page: