Expungement Intake Clinics
How it Works
PLSE does not take appointments or walk-ins for expungement services. We accept new clients at expungement intake clinics. At the clinic, a PLSE staff member does a presentation on how to clear a criminal record, followed by every attendee discussing with a volunteer one-on-one their specific circumstances. Other important information:
- All of our clinics and services are free if you meet our income guidelines
- You do not need to register in advance
- All you need to bring is a valid photo ID and a little patience
- PLSE is only able to help with adult expungement cases in Philadelphia
Please see the calendar at the bottom of the page for all upcoming expungement clinics.
Outside Pardon Workshops
Wayne Jacobs, Co-Founder and Executive Director of X-Offenders for Community Empowerment hosts monthly workshops that walk you through the pardon application and explain the full pardon process. Mr. Jacobs hosts two monthly pardon clinics:
- Every 2nd Monday, 6-8pm @ 2227 N. Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19123
- Every 4th Monday, 6-8pm @ 717 E. Chelten Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19144
For more details, please call 215-668-8477 or email email@example.com.
Philadelphia Lawyers for Social Equity (PLSE) will be holding introductory pardon workshops to provide information on Pennsylvania’s pardon process. Participants will be introduced to the pardon application and given an overview of the full process. We will review eligibility and criteria for a strong application along with tips on how to navigate each step.
If a pardon is not right for you at this time, we will also review other methods of clearing your criminal record and provide tips on how to move forward with your life in the meantime. Participants will also learn about creation, dissemination and destruction of criminal records in general and their rights when it comes to the use of their criminal records. There will be time for a Q&A at the end.
Workshops are hosted by PLSE staff or by partner organizations. Upcoming events can be found on the calendar below with the title “Pardon Workshop.”