By Justin Udo

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – A Philadelphia Councilwoman is hosting an expungement clinic tonight in Germantown for those with a criminal past who are looking for a better future.

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Cindy Bass is hosting the clinic at Triumph Baptist Church from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

“Folks who do have records and a history, whether they were younger or maybe later in life, are really shut out of opportunities,” she tells KYW Newsradio.

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Bass says this workshop is meant to help those with a less than spotless past get the opportunity to have a brighter future:

“The best way to reduce the recidivism rate and to ensure that everyone has a way to participate economically is to address these sorts of issues.”

This is the third year Bass is hosting the clinic.

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For more information on how to register you can call 215-686-3424.