The Defender Association teamed up with the South Philly Participatory Defense Hub and Unity in the Community to host a unique neighborhood expungement clinic at Classics Hub Barbershop in South Philadelphia.
Defender attorneys helped individuals to file expungements – the first step toward a clean record and a fresh start.
The first attendee at the event shared stories about being rejected from job opportunities because of his past and hopes that by filing for expungement, he can seek better employment opportunities.
Philly.com writer Helen Ubinas set up a “mobile newsroom” at the event to help capture the stories of attendees. Read more about it in Philly.com.
Thanks to all of our partners for working together on this fantastic community event.