Expungement Clinic & Job Fair: Nov 20

Teds 03 11-19 Issue - Expungement Clinic & Job Fair Nov 20

Photo:  Phila. Lawyer group will provide expert advice to returning citizens at an expungement clinic Saturday, November 20.  Job information will also be provided.

Lawyer group sponsor event at 925 N. Broad, 10am – 1pm.

By Ted Behr

Philadelphia Lawyers for Social Equality (PLSE) will host an expungement clinic tomorrow November 20.  The event will be held at 925 North Broad Street from  10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

“People change… Records should too,” stressed Renee Chenault, executive director of PLSE.  “Years after a sentence has been served, criminal records continue to hold people back.

“By erasing criminal records, PLSE provides our clients with the freedom to reach their potential and to build better lives for themselves, their families, and their communities.

An additional sponsor, community activist Jerry Haigler, founder of Trash 2 Treasure Inc. added that the goal is for returning citizens to not only be in survival mode but should actually start to thrive.  “We are so grateful for tomorrow’s clinic to reach even more people and remove barriers to good jobs, education, housing and family stability in communities of color.”

Other partners include Rickey Duncan Sr., CEO New Options More Opportunities (NOMO) and  Jeff Brown of owner and director of Brown’s ShopRite.

“Gun violence is at an all-time high in this city and we need people in positions of power to talk less and do more. This is me doing more!” asserted Haigler.  “The theme for the clinic is to come with a record and le Press Release

Haigler can be contacted via his website, Yafavtrashman.com

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