meet your coach, Val


Valori Henwood is the founder of Second Chance Consulting, LLC. A knowledgable pardon coach and zealous advocate for her clients, Val is a true believer in second chances. What Val does best is navigate conviction relief rules for her clients and make complicated procedures understandable to everyone. Val knows what records to look for, where to locate them, and how to make them go away. Val’s innate intellectual curiosity and keen attention to detail, as well as her support for social justice and restoration of rights, are obvious to Val’s clients from their first interaction with her. 


Valori’s path to pardon consulting and advocacy started early in her career when she conducted due diligence research of public records and drafted analytical reports for a private investigation firm located in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. It was then Val realized the pervasiveness and instant availability of criminal records on the internet. Val then held several administrative roles at the Bucks County Clerk of Courts and Bucks County Court Administrator’s Offices where she received expert level training on the same case management system that feeds public record databases. Prior to starting up Second Chance Consulting as an independent contractor, Valori spent four years supporting the criminal defense department at a law firm in Doylestown, Pennsylvania where one of her many responsibilities was the drafting and filing of pardon applications, full and partial expungement petitions, and full and partial limited access petitions. 


Understanding all of the provisions and amendments of Pennsylvania’s Act 5 of 2018 and remaining up to date on Clean Slate and second chance initiatives isn’t just part of Valori’s job; it is her passion. Val believes that your good name is important. The journey to erasing your record is one that requires an experienced guide and trusted partner like Val at your side.


Because you only get a second chance – ONCE!