February 7, 2023 

Amanda Powers 
2nd Street 
(518) 928-9888 
[email protected] 

2nd Street Offers Weekly Walk-in Hours for Community Legal Aid Assistance

PITTSFIELD, MA — 2nd Street announces new office hours designated for Community Legal Aid (CLA) assistance. Beginning February 16, 2nd Street will welcome walk-ins every Thursday from 1-3 pm.

During the free sessions, formerly incarcerated persons can receive advice on:

  • How to appropriately interact with law enforcement to avoid escalation
  • What information about a criminal record must be shared with prospective employers
  • What information about a person’s criminal history is required to be disclosed to a landlord
  • Whether a criminal record may be sealed or expunged
  • The impact of criminal records on securing affordable housing and/or employment, and whether CLA can be of assistance

The 2nd Street offices are located at 264 Second Street, Pittsfield. To learn more about Community Legal Aid, which provides free civil legal services to low-income and elderly residents of Central and Western Massachusetts, visit

 About 2nd Street

Second Street Second Chances, Inc., better known as 2nd Street, supports formerly incarcerated persons in Berkshire County and connects them with the tools, programs and support they need to successfully reenter their community. 2nd Street is committed to treating formerly incarcerated individuals with respect and encouragement; providing them with job readiness skills and access to employment opportunities; preparing them to become productive and contributing citizens; and educating and advocating for communities to embrace them as such. Services and referrals include medical and mental health resources, substance use disorder services, financial resources and literacy, transportation, family reunification, housing, job training and employment, and legal services. Visit 2nd Street at