LEXINGTON Ky. (FOX 56) – For the first time in Lexington, the ‘Clean Slate Lexington’ expungement clinic and job fair was offered to the community as a way to bounce back from past mistakes.

“Clean Slate Lexington” is spearheaded by Lexington equity and implementation officer Tiffany Brown.

Brown said she saw a bunch of jobs in the community that could be filled if past criminal offenses weren’t holding people back.

It went on at the Central Bank Center from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. In addition to a plethora of employers attending, attorneys were also on-site to help get people started in the expungement process.

Brown said she’s overjoyed to have gotten so much support from the city for this event, and expungement can lead to even more than just a job.

“It’s about providing access to the community so that they can explore the opportunities that our great city has to offer. In order to widen that gate so that it’s open to more people whether it’s housing, education, workforce, or just everyday life. It’s about getting a clean slate,” Brown said.

Brows said she can see this event becoming an annual occurrence.