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Project Clean Slate

Mission Statement

Project Clean Slate is a City of Detroit initiative that helps residents expunge criminal convictions and improve access to better employment, housing, and educational opportunities.

PCS is a free expungement program for Detroit residents. In the city of Detroit, it is estimated that 215,000 Detroiters have criminal records, and that there are approximately 168,000 individuals who are eligible for criminal record expungement. 

However, many residents do not seek expungement for several reasons: they don't know they're eligible, they may be unable to afford attorney fees, they have had negative experiences with the criminal justice system, or they just don't know how to navigate the complex process. PCS was created to eliminate those barriers and support eligible Detroiters with the expungement process - FREE of charge!

Check out the FAQs below for more details!

Project Clean Slate
Detroit Police
Detroit at Work
Returning Citizens Task Force