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Clearing Criminal Records

The Clean Slate Cooperative is a juvenile record expunction, sealing and non-disclosure collaboration between Harris County Precinct One Commissioner Rodney Ellis and the Earl Carl Institute’s Juvenile Justice Project in partnership with the My Brother’s Keeper, Houston, Beacon Law, Lone Star Legal Aid, Juvenile and Capital Advocacy Project at the University of Houston Law Center.

The Community Education button should now read Clean Slate Cooperative – Clearing Criminal Records

Download the Clean Slate Cooperative Brochure

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  • You may have to disclose your record when applying for work whether your case was ultimately dismissed or not.
  • You may also have to disclose your record when applying for a professional license.


  • Potential landlords often do a criminal background search and may deny your application based on an arrest record or criminal conviction
  • Families can be kicked out of Section 8 housing if anyone does drugs or commits a crime


  • Your immigration status could be hurt and you might face deportation for a criminal record

We can help you remove these roadblocks through the Clean Slate Cooperative!

Clean Slate Cooperative (CSC), which is a collaboration between Harris County Precinct 1 Commissioner, My Brother’s Keeper, and ECI.  The CSC seeks to offer pro bono record expunction, sealing, and non-disclosure services to individuals who have open criminal records stemming from incidents that occurred while they were juveniles as well as adults.  OUR SERVICES ARE AVAILABLE FREE REGARDLESS OF INCOME FOR CLEARING JUVENILE RECORDS AND IN CERTAIN ADULT RECORD CLEARING CASES. 

For more information about our services call 713.313.1139 or you may apply by completing the application here

Download the Clean Slate Cooperative Brochure



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