Category: Public Policy
Expungement fairs in Michigan was designed to establish job training and placement programs for discouraged workers with chronic unemployment issues including the youth, veterans, and disabled with a focus on reentry programs for returning citizens transitioning out of correctional facilities. The program has expanded to ex-offenders in the general public.
Criminal convictions affect many low-income residents in Detroit’s Wayne County. A defendant must have been sentenced in order to be considered “convicted” of a criminal offense. The national disparity of African-Americans with criminal backgrounds was 25% in 2016. In Detroit, there is an estimated 100,000 people unable to obtain a job or housing due to felony convictions. People who are granted expungements can state on employment and housing applications that they have no criminal convictions. This will be a mutually beneficial between employers, potential job-seekers, and the public.
State of Michigan Eligibility Criteria for City of Detroit Project Clean Slate
You are not eligible for Set Aside (Expungement) in the State of Michigan if:
Please review the statutory law for setting aside convictions in the download below and visit the Returning Citizens section for additional information. You may also find other services with public and private firms for legal representation in the Community Resources section.
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Welcome to The Community Advocate Network. My name is Deborah Mitchell, I am a graduate in Social Work and Registered Social Work Technician. My human service background began in 2007 which includes medical case management and service navigation for the indigent population, outpatient mental health counseling with substance use and abuse disorders, supportive employment and job development for mental health consumers, and structured living domicile management.