Michigan’s Clean Slate Law

The Clean Slate law makes it possible for more people to petition for an expungement. An expungement removes convictions from your public criminal record. As a result, you can legally state that you have never been convicted or arrested for that crime on job, school, and/or housing applications. This can help you find full-time employment and create financial stability for you and your family.

NOTE: Due to the overwhelming response and limited resources, West Michigan Works! is no longer accepting applications.  For the latest information about expungement legislation, please visit the state of Michigan’s expungement assistance webpage.

You can still take advantage of our one-on-one coaching services and job search resources. Staff can help you map out your next steps – whether it’s helping you create or update your resume, connecting you to training, workshops, or referring you to specialized services. Learn more about West Michigan Works! services.