Shift Fund and the Defender Association of Philadelphia team up to help 72 people get a clean record and a fresh start

In coordination with the Defender Association and the Philadelphia Courts, the Shift Fund paid outstanding court fees ranging from $10 to $150 for Philadelphia-area individuals enrolled in the Accelerated Misdemeanor Program (AMP1), allowing them to complete the program and have their arrest records expunged. In many cases, a closed case and expunged record allows people…