Project Clean Slate

Project Clean Slate is a City of Detroit Initiative to help residents get their criminal records expunged to gain access to better employment, housing, and educational opportunities.


Effective April 11, 2021, new legislation will expand the numbers and types of convictions eligible for expungement. You may be elibigle for a free expcungement.


If you have previously applied for Project Clean Slate, you may check your case status here:

If you have not previously registered with Project Clean Slate and are a current Detroit resident, you can do so here:


Within 14 business days, a Project Clean Slate representative will contact you at the email address you provide with more information on your expungement eligibility.


Are you interested in volunteering for Project Clean Slate? We have opportunities for attorneys and students who are interested in helping Detroiters:


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