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Loyola joins Maryland Legal Aid to organize radiation clinic on York Road – Newsroom



| By Andrew Aldrich

Loyola University of Maryland will partner with Legal Aid Maryland to host an expungement clinic to help people with criminal histories clear their criminal records in order to secure housing and employment. The clinic will be held Saturday, September 17 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 5104 York Road in Baltimore, the location of Loyola’s Govans Farmers Market.

“Community members with criminal records face real barriers to everyday opportunities, such as housing and work, but there is help,” said Matt Beverlin, Ph.D., assistant professor political science guest. “We can help reduce these barriers through erasing records, giving participants a chance to rebuild their lives, achieve their goals, and contribute to the community.”

Clinic volunteers, including Loyola students and former lawyers and friends of Loyola, will offer one-on-one assistance to participants, advise them on legal issues and prepare petitions on-site. Supported by the Loyola Center for Community, Service and Justice, the clinic provides students with an opportunity for service-learning, an essential part of Loyola’s mission and Jesuit liberal arts education.

“This program is a great example of how university resources can be leveraged to provide mutual benefit to community members and students, while upholding our university’s values ​​of service and justice,” said Gia Grier. McGinnis, Dr.PH., Executive Director of the Center. for community, service and justice. “Hosting this event along the York Road corridor is in keeping with Loyola’s role as an anchor institution in Baltimore, providing space for partnerships that support our immediate community.

The Loyola Center for Community, Service and Justice partners with community organizations and offers college courses, community development, scholarships, service experiences and social justice programs. The center leads Loyola’s York Road Initiative, a community development effort in the York Road neighborhoods of Baltimore, where the radiation clinic will take place.

“Loyola’s work at the Radiation Clinic follows a deep commitment to service,” Beverlin said. “It’s not only a way to build our community by helping real clients who need real legal help, but it extends our students’ learning beyond the classroom, gives them the experience working side-by-side with practicing lawyers and exposing them to public interest law.”

Clinic volunteers will assist participants on a first-come, first-served basis. No appointment necessary. Participants must wear masks and practice social distancing.

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