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Posted on: April 21, 2021

Montgomery County Public Defender Announces Two Community Resource Fairs in Norristown and Pottstown

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Office of the Public Defender announced two outdoor Community Resource Fairs being held on April 24 and May 8 featuring a wide range of important resources and organizations to share with the community.

These gatherings 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 fast-track 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. These events will educate the public about this program and provide guidance on how to successfully apply for a pardon.

Norristown Community Resource Fair
Saturday, April 24 from 12 Noon to 3 p.m. 
Dekalb parking lot adjacent to the courthouse (Corner of Airy and Dekalb Streets, Norristown, PA 19401) 

Pottstown Community Resource Fair
Saturday, May 8 from 1 to 4 p.m.
Smith Family Plaza (100 E. High St., Pottstown, PA 19464) 

These events will be held outdoors and will comply with all COVID-19 protocols including social distancing, mandatory masking, and hand sanitizing stations. For more information, please contact Alana Hook at (610) 278-3328.

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.

Media Contact: Kelly Cofrancisco, kcofrancisco@montcopa.org

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