McClinton expungement clinic offers second chance

PHILADELPHIA, April 9 – In her effort to help residents in the 191st Legislative District get a second chance, state Rep. Joanna McClinton, D-Phila./Delaware, once again teamed up with Sen. Anthony Williams to hold an expungement clinic for minor offenses.

Volunteer attorneys helped more than 40 people clear their records at the Francis J. Myers Recreation Center on March 30. McClinton said many other attendees received free legal services, and job-readiness support through STRIVE Philadelphia.

“This clinic provided people with that much needed leg-up and assistance to get the unnecessary roadblocks in people’s lives removed,” McClinton said. “I’m happy to assist our residents to clear their records, beginning the process of walking into a brighter future for themselves and their families.

“I would like to thank Francis J. Meyers Recreation Center for hosting our clinic, and a special thank you to organizations like STRIVE Philadelphia and the Defender Association of Philadelphia for fulfilling their promise to help the residents in our city of brotherly love,” she said. 

Local residents who believe they may be eligible for an expungement or would like to apply for a pardon, but who were unable to attend the event, are encouraged to contact McClinton’s office at 215-748-6712 for information.