Aspiring workers get a clean slate

The city announced that its Clean Slate Lexington program will be expanded to include a conference that help connect residents with work and features workshops + speakers.

A woman speaks at a podium.

Tiffany Brown, the city’s Equity and Implementation Officer, says the expanded program will “help serve those who have been marginalized due to past criminal convictions.” | Photo courtesy of The City of Lexington

Clean Slate Lexington is taking new steps to ensure that all residents have fair access to work.

The program — which holds expungement clinics for those with nonviolent criminal records — provides opportunities for Lexingtonians facing roadblocks when reentering the workforce. Now, the city is expanding the program by hosting the Clean Slate Conference.

The conference will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 31, at Central Bank Center from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Here, participants trying to re-enter the workforce can network with like-minded folks + connect with companies that are open to second chances. Registration is required.

“We know that low-level offenses can keep members of our community from accessing basic needs, and the goal of this event is to further promote equity, inclusion and diversity so all walks of life are represented in our workplaces, communities, and educational institutions,” said Tiffany Brown, Equity and Implementation Officer + event coordinator.