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 February of 2017, we have held 14 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.  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.

The Clean Slate Team has reached its capacity and is no longer taking new registrations for 2017. However, North Carolina’s laws are changing so that more people can obtain expungements. In the new year, we will begin accepting registrations again.

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.