“Project Clean Slate” Helping Detroit Residents Expunge Their Criminal Records

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Detroit residents are taking advantage of a city-sponsored program that helps them expunge their criminal records. Residents are hoping the clean records will provide access to new job opportunities, housing needs, and state certifications for occupations that require state licensing.

Many residents are hoping to have their records expunged in order to nab one of the 5,000 positions that will be available at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ new assembly plant. The City of Detroit’s Law Department has requested that lawyers assist residents through the expungement process, including court hearings–free of charge.

The city’s Project Clean Slate is helping residents remove their old criminal offenses off their records, The Detroit News reported. Detroit’s Law Department has worked for the last three years to help residents get their records expunged.

In order to qualify for expungement, Detroiters must meet several requirements. They cannot have more than one felony or…

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