Thousands attend Expungement Fair presented by the WCSO
Sheriff Raphael Washington and the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office, in partnership with Michigan’s Department of Attorney General, the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office and the Wayne County Executive’s Office held an Expungement Fair on Saturday, July 23, 2022, at Fellowship Chapel in Detroit. The event assisted individuals in obtaining expungements for eligible misdemeanor and felony convictions and provided information to individuals seeking expungements of other eligible convictions in Wayne County.
“For most of these people, it has been a long time coming – decades for many,” said Sheriff Raphael Washington. “And some were desperate. They’ve been passed over for jobs, housing, and other opportunities, and have been judged by one mistake from long ago. Many of these folks have been trying to move on but continue to be burdened by their pasts. We hope we can help them start their new lives. I am incredibly grateful to our enthusiastic partners. The dedication and immediate willingness to assist in this massive project is truly appreciated.”
Thank you to our partners, who have made this event possible: Michigan Department of Attorney General, Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office, Wayne County Executive’s Office, Rev. Wendell Anthony and Fellowship Chapel, SEMCA, Wayne County Criminal Defense Bar Association, Detroit Wayne Integrated Health Network, Safe and Just Michigan, Nation Outside, Wayne State University, Huntington Bank, Michigan Notary Network, and Team Wellness. We would also like to thank the Genesee County Sheriff’s Office and Sheriff Swanson for assisting us after holding a very successful expungement fair in Genesee County.