Harrisburg – January 10, 2017 – A free criminal record expungement and sealing clinic has been scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 21 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Myers Recreation Center in Philadelphia, according to the program’s sponsors, state Sen. Anthony H. Williams (D-Philadelphia/Delaware) and Rep. Joanna McClinton (D-Philadelphia).

“The expungement and sealing clinic provides an excellent way for those who are eligible to have their records cleared,” Williams said.  “By participating in the clinic and having criminal records expunged, individuals can create a pathway for employment and a better quality of life.”

In order to participate in the clinic, reservations are required.  Those eligible for the expungement and sealing clinic include individuals with: Philadelphia County arrests only; non-conviction charges or summary convictions with no arrests in the past five years; no pending criminal charges.  The person also cannot be on probation.  Some second and third degree misdemeanor convictions may be sealed. 

“There has been great success with expungement and sealing clinics in the past,” McClinton said.  “Criminal records are often a barrier to finding work.”

The Myers Recreation Center is at 5801 Kingsessing Avenue.  Those interested in participating in the clinic must call 215 492-2980 or email ewaters@pasenate.com

The lawmakers said that more information about the expungement and sealing clinic is available at www.senatorwilliams.com or www.pahouse.com/mcclinton.

“I look forward to helping those who have criminal records and who are eligible for expungement to take this important step forward,” Williams said.