Thousands in Philly have arrests, convictions hurting job chances
The legal clinics will be conducted by Philadelphia Lawyers for Social Equity (PLSE) Community Legal Services (CLS) and the Defender Association of Philadelphia.
A landmark criminal justice bill helped 1 million people get jobs and housing last year. But advocates say there’s more to be done.
Clean Slate took effect last June, one year after it passed with broad bipartisan support in Pennsylvania’s General Assembly.
Under Pennsylvania’s landmark Clean Slate law, 30 million criminal records are now eligible for automatic sealing
Supporters say the law will unlock the potential of thousands of Pennsylvanians who face housing and employment discrimination due to their criminal records.