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This section of PALawHelp.org has information and resources about Employment Issues for Ex-Offenders, including Criminal Records Expungement & Pardons in Pennsylvania.

  • Clean Slate - Criminal Record Sealing

    Pennsylvania's Clean Slate Law permits many criminal cases in Pennsylvania to be sealed – taken out of public view - so they cannot be used by employers, landlords and others. This classroom provides information on how the law works and how to get help in obtaining a Clean Slate. Read More

  • Get a Clean Slate in Pennsylvania - MyCleanSlatePA.com

    This website, MyCleanSlatePA.com provides comprehensive information on Pennsylvania's Clean Slate Law that provides for automated sealing of certain criminal records. Information is also provided on how to obtain legal help in dealing with your criminal record. Content Detail

    By:
    Community Legal Services of Philadelphia
  • Clean Slate Review

    Pennsylvania's Clean Slate Law permits many criminal cases in Pennsylvania to be sealed – taken out of public view - so they cannot be used by employers, landlords and others. Use this form to submit your information for review by a volunteer attorney to see if you qualify to have your criminal record sealed under the Clean Slate Law. Read More

    By:
    Community Legal Services of Philadelphia
  • Expungement of Criminal Records

    Expungement is when a criminal record is completely erased. When a record is expunged, no one—not even the police or courts—have access to it. The classroom provides information on when and how a criminal record can be expunged or removed from your personal record. Read More

  • Getting Your Adult Criminal Record Expunged

    Information from Neighborhood Legal Services Association on how to get an adult criminal record expunged in Pennsylvania, with specific directions for Allegheny County. [PDF] Content Detail

    By:
    Neighborhood Legal Services Association
  • How to Remove Barriers to Employment

    Booklet from North Penn Legal Services explaining what you need to know about Expungements, Limited Access (Record Sealing), Pardons and overcoming barriers to employment when you have a criminal record. Content Detail

    By:
    North Penn Legal Services
  • Forms - Pennsylvania Courts

    Listing of forms available for use by the public in Pennsylvania Courts. Content Detail

    By:
    Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts
  • Q & A on the Pennsylvania Pardon Process (Video)

    Video Questions & Answers on the Pardon Process from Penn Law School featuring Attorney Janet Ginzberg of Community Legal Services. Content Detail

    By:
    Penn Law School
  • Erasing Your Criminal Record: How to Get a Pardon in Pennsylvania

    A pardon is an act by the Governor of Pennsylvania that erases a conviction from your criminal record. It is generally the only way that felony and misdemeanor convictions can be eliminated. This guide from Community Legal Services of Philadelphia tells you how to get a pardon in Pennsylvania. [PDF] Content Detail

    By:
    Community Legal Services of Philadelphia
  • Expungements and Pardons

    Information from Southwestern Pennsylvania Legal Services about how to expunge a criminal record and how to get a pardon. Content Detail

    By:
    Southwestern Pennsylvania Legal Services, Inc.
  • Getting a Conviction Pardoned

    Information from Neighborhood Legal Services Association on getting a pardon in Pennsylvania. [PDF] Content Detail

    By:
    Neighborhood Legal Services Association
  • Getting Your Juvenile Record Expunged (Allegheny County)

    Information from Neighborhood Legal Services Association on how to get an adult criminal record expunged in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. Content Detail

    By:
    Neighborhood Legal Services Association
  • How to Fix Criminal Identity Theft On Your Pennsylvania State Police Record

    Information from Community Legal Services of Philadelphia on how to deal with criminal identity theft - where someone who is arrested gives your name, date of birth, and/or Social Security number to the authorities. [PDF] Content Detail

    By:
    Community Legal Services of Philadelphia
  • How to Remove Barriers to Employment

    This handbook from North Penn Legal Services provides what you need to know about expungements, pardons, and other barriers to employment. [PDF] Content Detail

    By:
    North Penn Legal Services
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
  • Pardons and Expungements in Pennsylvania (Audio-MP3)

    6/2/2008 - Information from Northwestern Legal Services on how pardons and expungements in Pennsylvania are handled, how and when to apply, and what criteria is considered. Audio recording with written transcript. Read More

    By:
    Northwestern Legal Services
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
    Russian / Pусский