TALLEYVILLE, Del. — The Widener University Delaware Law School has helped more than 40 juveniles begin to clear their records with an expungement clinic.

The News Journal reports the clinic in Talleyville was the law school’s second and the third held by the Office of Defense Services this year. According to the organization’s website, the defense service provides legal services to indigent and incarcerated clients statewide.

Jon Offredo with the ODS says about 20 attorneys and volunteers were on hand Friday to aid clients free of charge. He says once clients met with volunteers, their expungement applications will be filed with and processed by the courts.

Gov. John Carney says these expungement clinics offer a second chance and help Delawareans with juvenile records move beyond mistakes of their past.

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Information from: The News Journal of Wilmington, Del., http://www.delawareonline.com

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