Project Clean Slate

New expungement legislation will take effect in Spring 2021 and will double the number of Detroiters eligible for the program. If you have previously applied and were told you did not qualify for expungement, the Project Clean Slate team will contact you about next steps. If you have not applied, you can sign up using the link below.

YOU may be eligible for a free expungement!

Due to the current COVID-19 situation, we will not be present in the Detroit at Work Centers but hope to resume in-person services soon after the Stay at Home Order is lifted.


You can still register for expungement services and request an eligibility screening!

After you complete the form, a Project Clean Slate representative will contact you at the phone number or email you provide with more information on your expungment eligibility, and/or next steps. 

If you have any questions, please contact us at [email protected], or call 313-237-3024 and leave a voicemail.

All calls will be returned within a 5 business days.


Project Clean Slate is an initiative of Detroit at Work and the Law Department to help residents get their criminal records expunged to gain access to better job, housing, and educational opportunities.  Project Clean Slate is free to all eligible Detroit residents.

When you request an expungement screening Project Clean Slate pairs you with an attorney who reviews your criminal record, determines if you are eligible for expungement and if you are, starts the application process.  Project Clean Slate is only available to current City of Detroit residents.

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