About the Clean Slate Project

Based in Durham, NC, the Clean Slate Project addresses the collateral consequences of having a criminal record, including barriers to employment, housing, and occupational licenses. We provide direct legal services, advocacy, and policy work, with the goal of supporting organizing efforts to ensure that people impacted by the criminal justice system are leading the movement for reform.

Clinics and Free Legal Services

We partner with All of Us or None NC, SpiritHouse, and local grassroots organizations to host criminal record relief clinics and community empowerment trainings throughout North Carolina. Through December 2016, we have held 12 clinics in Central and Eastern NC and filed petitions in 58 counties.

Because we offer legal services as a way to support our organizers in building a base of people who participate in their own change, individuals seeking legal help must either come to one of our clinics or connect with All of Us Or None NC at one of their events before talking with a lawyer.  Below is the schedule of upcoming events where you can learn more about local organizing efforts and register for legal help. If you cannot attend any of these events, please check back to this site frequently for updates. You must attend one of these events in order to talk with a lawyer.

          • Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017 – Durham Clinic at John Avery Boys and Girls Club (Pre-registration is open now and is required; registration closes on Feb. 21, 2017. Call 919-323-3380 ext. 152 to pre-register to attend this clinic)
          • Second Thursday evening of each month – All of Us or None NC Durham meetings (check facebook or email allofusornone.nc@gmail.com for exact location and time each month)
          • First Saturday morning of each month – All of Us or None Durham Barbershop Talks (10-11:30 am at Invictus Barber Shop in the Village, 11:30-1 pm at Cutz by the Guyz at Trinity and Avondale)
          • Future tentative clinics: Durham (March, April, October, November 2017), Greensboro (June 2017), Raleigh (July 2017), Greenville (January 2018)
          • Past Clinics this year: Raleigh Community Success Initiative (Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017)

Referral Partnerships

Due to high demand, we are not able to take new clients through referral partnership with outside organizations or attorneys. However, individuals seeking legal help can always become a client by attending an event as outlined above.