Employment and Health Program (EHP)

Clients cannot self-refer to the EHP program. Clients must be receiving SonomaWorks benefits for service from the Sonoma County Department of Health Services.

EHP assists clients with legal issues which may be a barrier to their employment and health. This includes help with criminal record expungement, driver’s license retrieval, traffic offenses, family law and other legal issues.

For more information on the EHP Program, contact Holly Browne, at hbrowne@legalaidsc.com

Actual Stories of How EHP Helps Clients

Sam’s Story

Sam was barred from career opportunities that would allow him to fully support his family because of his criminal record. He worked low-paying odd jobs without benefits and felt prohibited from fully integrating into society. He was ready to give up hope.

The last job interview Sam had before coming to LASC, Sam’s prospective employer said was willing to hire Sam—but there was a catch. Only if all his convictions were dismissed. EHP worked with Sam for several weeks, helping him file a persuasive application for expungement. Sam won! The Court dismissed ALL of his convictions!

Because of our help, Sam got the job! Furthermore, he was able to pursue a professional license that increased his earning potential. Sam can provide for himself and his family.

Impact of the EHP Program

EHP assists clients with legal issues that are a barrier to their employment or health.

The program has helped area residents with:

  • Criminal record expungement
  • Family law issues
  • Driver’s license retrieval
  • Traffic offenses