Free Criminal Record Clearing Clinic at Ceiba – Mar 25
Posted by Ceiba on March 21, 2023
On Saturday, March 25, 2023, starting at 11:00 AM, Ceiba, The Norris Square Community Alliance (NSCA), The Hispanic Bar Association of Pennsylvania (HBAPA), and the Defenders Association are organizing a free criminal record clearing clinic at 174 Diamond St Philadelphia PA 19122.
Criminal record clearing is an important workforce development mechanism. It helps eligible people improve their prospects for higher paying jobs. PA law allows:
- Old and minor convictions to be sealed
- Expungement of: (1) Any arrests or charges that did not result in conviction and (2) Summary-level convictions for people free of arrest or prosecution for 5 years following their summary conviction
Clearing convictions allows people to rebuild their lives with stability, safety and dignity, while at the same time strengthening the economy of our neighborhoods. Criminal background screenings are routinely used by employers; landlords and colleges. Those with criminal convictions are only half as likely as other applicants to get a call from an employer. Accordingly, criminal record clearing helps more jobseekers find employment and it expands the workforce in Philadelphia.
The criminal record clearing clinic at Ceiba is sponsored by The Promise, Philadelphia’s Poverty Action Fund, powered by United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey. The Promise is a city-wide coalition dedicated to reducing Philadelphia’s poverty rate and supporting an equitable economic recovery from the pandemic. Combining City funding and private donations, The Promise invests in hands-on services by community-based organizations who work collaboratively to help low-income Philadelphians gain access to benefits and opportunities for upward mobility.
For more information about Free Criminal Record Clearing Clinic please contact Ceiba: 215-634-7245 or [email protected].
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