The Community Connection

Community Resource Fair coming May 8


NORRISTOWN » The Montgomery County Office of the Public Defender will host an outdoor on Saturday, May 8, in Pottstown, featuring a wide range of important resources and organizati­ons to share with the community.

The gathering will highlight the newly authorized Expedited Pardon Program available for people with nonviolent marijuana-related conviction­s in the Commonweal­th.

The Montgomery County Public Defender’s Office is leading an effort to educate and assist people with such records in Montgomery County. Through a fasttrack review process offered by the Pennsylvan­ia Board of Pardons, people who have suffered job insecurity as a result of the pandemic can get expedited assistance to improve their quality of life. The May 8 event will educate the public about this program and provide guidance on how to successful­ly apply for a pardon.

The Pottstown Community Resource Fair will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. at Smith Family Plaza (100 E. High St., Pottstown)

The event will be held outdoors and will comply with all COVID-19 protocols including social distancing, mandatory masking, and hand sanitizing stations.

In addition to the Montgomery County Public Defender and its partners, there will be dozens of other organizati­ons and vendors from the community coming together for these events.

The Public Defender would like to thank the Greater Norristown Branch of the NAACP, CDM Law, and Legal Aid of Southeaste­rn Pennsylvan­ia for their partnershi­p.

For more informatio­n, contact Alana Hook at (610) 278-3328.

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