Trine's Warsaw campus event to focus on expungement law

Two experts will explain Indiana's expungement law while participants enjoy a free lunch during lunch and learn on Monday at Trine University's Warsaw Education Center.

"Indiana's Expungement Law and How it Affects You" is the topic of the event from noon to 1 p.m. Monday, July 28, at Warsaw Education Center, 907 Wooster Road, Winona Lake.

"Many individuals have expressed interest in learning about this law," said Barbara Molargik-Fitch, director of Trine's Master of Science in criminal justice program. "We appreciate an opportunity to meet area residents and explain the basics of the law."

The Indiana law, which took effect last year, allows criminals to have their records expunged, which is to seal some arrest and conviction records. The goal of the measure is to improve nonviolent offenders' chances of getting a job by shielding felony convictions from a background check done by potential employers.

Speakers at the Trine event are Desiree Koger-Gustafson, director of the Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic, and Molargik-Fitch.

To register for the free lunch and learn event, call 574.372.5183 or send an email to