Free Expungement Clinic to be Held in Manassas

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Provided by the Prince William Circuit Court Clerk’s Office

On Aug. 20, 2022, an Expungement Clinic will be held in Manassas.  This is the second expungement clinic to be held in the area.  The first-of-its-kind in Virginia event debuted in the Town of Dumfries, created and led by Dumfries Vice Mayor Monae Nickerson and Councilwoman Selonia Miles.  The event, which was held with the support of Clerk of Circuit Court Jacqueline Smith, Commonwealth’s Attorney Amy Ashworth and the Dumfries Police Department, has been credited with creating a “blueprint” for such events across the Commonwealth.

Inaccuracies on criminal records can stem from mismatched identities, erroneous inclusion of minor offenses, or stale court case information.  This can prevent people from becoming gainfully employed, accessing housing, and taking advantage of other important opportunities.

The Aug. 20 event will be held at the Manassas Volunteer Fire Station, 9322 Center Street, Manassas.  Inspired by the success of the Dumfries clinic and her experience as a volunteer attorney there, this event is being held by Delegate Michelle Maldonado, with the support of the Circuit’s Constitutional Officers: Clerk of Circuit Court Jacqueline Smith, Commonwealth’s Attorney Amy Ashworth, and Sheriff Glenn Hill.  The Prince William County Bar Association is generously providing free training for attorneys and legal services to the clinic participants to make the event a success.   Those interested are encouraged to preregister here.

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