Kim and Teplitz to host informational session on Second Chance Law
HARRISBURG, August 1 – State Rep. Patty Kim, D-Dauphin, and state Sen. Rob Teplitz, D-Dauphin/Perry announced that they are hosting an informational session on the recently enacted “Second Chance Law” for ex-offenders from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, August 27 at the Boys and Girls Club, 1227 Berryhill St., Harrisburg. Doors open at 9:15 a.m. and will close at 10:15 a.m.
The event will include information about the state’s new criminal record expungement process and the pardon process.
"Criminal expungement can positively impact those who have served their time and are again trying to become responsible, contributing members of society,” Kim said. “I urge anyone with questions to attend to find out about opportunities to potentially clear their records.”
“Giving ex-offenders a second chance to obtain employment and housing reduces recidivism and, more importantly, helps them get on the right track,” Teplitz said. “I’m pleased to team up with Representative Kim for this unique opportunity to assist the community and I encourage interested individuals to register and attend this informative event.”
Free one-on-one expungement legal counseling is available to those who pre-register on Rep. Kim’s website at www.pahouse.com/kim, by calling her office at 717-986-1673, on Sen. Teplitz’s website at www.senatorteplitz.com/RSVP or by calling his office at 717-787-6801.