September 25, 2020
Make It Right, the semi-annual Harris County opportunity to help people clear their records and find second-chance job opportunities, will be a five-day online-only event that begins Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020.
In February, more than 1,200 people attended the county-wide Make It Right, which was institutionalized by Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg in 2017. Because of restrictions on in-person meetings due to COVID-19, the event has been re-invented as an online-only event that goes on for five days.
For the virtual event, the process begins with filling out a form at www.MakeItRightHouston.com. By applying for help with expunctions and warrants, Harris County residents have an opportunity to resolve outstanding Justice of the Peace Class C non-traffic warrants and tickets, clean up eligible criminal records and even find job opportunities through the 2nd Chance Job Fair.
Using the website, www.MakeItRightHouston.com, you can check if you qualify by filling out either the “Clean Your Record” or “Warrant Forgiveness” forms. If you’re not sure if you have either of those issues, you can check your standing with both at no cost and no risk of arrest.
The Make It Right program does not assist with any traffic tickets, because those are handled by the City of Houston.
Also, Make It Right does not offer legal assistance for ongoing or pending criminal cases.
The Harris County District Attorney’s Office funds and coordinates Make It Right by hiring the non-profit legal assistance firm, Beacon Law, and other area lawyers to do the legal work to avoid any ethical entanglements for Harris County prosecutors.