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Greetings all,

Three civil rights attorneys started PLSE a decade ago in response to the harm caused in communities of color by criminal records. From our first clinic 10 years ago, which was held in a church basement, to our current weekly clinics with community partners all over the city, it has always been our mission to help people become free from the limitations posed by their criminal records, which all too often prevent them from obtaining the jobs, housing, or other opportunities for which they are otherwise qualified.

In September of 2021, PLSE passed two huge milestones simultaneously. We marked 10 years since PLSE was officially incorporated as a 501(c)3 organization. We also filed our 25,000th expungement petition on behalf of low-income Philadelphians seeking to move beyond the barriers posed by their criminal records.

When people are shackled by their criminal records, entire communities suffer. Please stand with us in our commitment to reducing the collateral consequences of criminal records as we enter our second decade of service.
Thank you again for your support, and be well,

Renee Chenault Fattah, JD, she/her

Executive Director

Philadelphia Lawyers for Social Equity