ArchCity Defender’s initiative to expunge records stems from our acknowledgement that, in many cases, criminal records are the result of an overwhelmingly punitive and anti-Black legal system that makes it near impossible for someone to obtain housing, employment, and overall stability.

Holistic Direct SErvices

We launched the RESTART Expungement Program to assist individuals seeking to remove past convictions or arrests from their record.

We provide wraparound social services to help our clients get back on their feet, reach some sense of stability, and be rooted in a place where they can activate their dreams and live out their lives.

Systemic Civil Rights Litigation

Stay tuned for updates.

Media & Policy Advocacy


St. Louis Public Radio

Expungement programs help many St. Louisans seal certain marijuana records

ArchCity Defenders

RESTART Expungement Program Gives People a Second Chance in Life