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 January of 2018, we have held 16 clinics in Central and Eastern NC and filed petitions in 59 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.  We are planning a schedule 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.

Summer Clean Slate Clinics:

Umar Muhammad Clean Slate Clinic, with Beloved Community Center – Saturday, June 30, 2018
10am-2pm (doors open 9:30am)
Beloved Community Center
417 Arlington St.
Greensboro, NC 27406

Please call to register!
919-323-3380 ext. 162
*Registration opens May 16th
*Pre-registration ends June 22nd

Umar Muhammad Clean Slate Clinic, with Wash Away Unemployment – Saturday, July 28, 2018
11am-3pm (doors open 10:30am)
Omega Center
822 Cedar St.
New Bern, NC 28560

Please call to register!
919-323-3380 ext. 162
*Registration opens June 14th
*Pre-registration ends July 14th

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.