criminal justice

Clearing Records To Get Jobs

Feb 6, 2020

A clinic Friday, February 7, will help eliminate a barrier to employment for people in Kalamazoo with criminal records. The Kalamazoo City Attorney’s Office is partnering with the Kalamazoo Defender indigent criminal defense program, the courts, and the Kalamazoo County Bar Association for a free "Expungement Clinic."

Kalamazoo County Gets "The People's Law Firm"

Feb 15, 2019
Sehvilla Mann / WMUK

Kalamazoo County has signed a contract to set up a new, independent office that will represent criminal suspects who can't afford an attorney.

Governor Rick Snyder - file photo
Cheyna Roth, Michigan Public Radio Network / Michigan Public Radio Network

(MPRN-Lansing) Experts in mental health and criminal justice were in Lansing Tuesday. It was part of Governor Rick Snyder’s efforts to overhaul both systems and help people struggling with addiction, unemployment, and, sometimes, criminal behavior. 

State Capitol - file photo. Photo by Cheyna Roth, Michigan Public Radio Network
Cheyna Roth / Michigan Public Radio Network

(MPRN-Lansing) A state lawmaker says arrest records should be cleared in cases where someone is falsely accused of a crime. 


(MPRN-Lansing) Kids in Michigan might get a new way to keep their criminal records clean. A bill in the state Legislature would let juveniles who meet certain requirements have their criminal record expunged – if they complete a rigorous school program.