Joel Chorny on behalf of AACJ organized a subcommittee to explore the idea of bringing concerted efforts to increase applications for civil rights restoration throughout the state. After getting in touch with Thomas Reardon with the Cochise County Reentry Coalition, the committee’s attention turned towards Cochise County. After many months of planning, a restoration of rights workshop was held in Cochise County Superior Court in Sierra Vista on March 23. It is estimated that about 40 members of the community attended and received assistance in filing their applications for restoration of their rights. Three volunteers from Pima County assisted along with 4 volunteers from Cochise county, including member David Thorn who was instrumental in the process.
We hope this is only the beginning of a sea change in rural counties where rights restoration is so desperately needed, but up until now so rarely sought.
Thank you to all the volunteers and to AACJ for its support in these efforts.
See attached Herald/Review Media article