Sealed Records Expand Hope

“Judge Heather Russell, who oversees a specialized docket for human trafficking in Hamilton County Municipal Court, reviews expungement requests from victims of human trafficking.

Like the sealing process, if the court concludes that a record can be expunged, the order is sent to the clerk of courts, which then notifies other government agencies, such as law enforcement. The groups are directed to “destroy, delete, or erase” the record, as state law mandates, Judge Russell said.: