about the restart expungement program

ArchCity Defenders launched its RESTART Expungement Program to assist individuals seeking to remove past convictions or arrests from their record. 

ACD’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, and make it near impossible for someone to obtain stable housing, employment, and overall stability. We undergo the laborious process of expungement at no cost to the client in order to give people the chance to restart their lives, without the shackles of a criminal record.

In the Media

St. Louis Public Radio

Expungement programs help many St. Louisans seal certain marijuana records

Apply for services

You can apply for services through the RESTART Expungement Program here by selecting the Expungement option. We are accepting applications now and will start reviewing them in mid-January 2023.

want to support this work?

Attorneys interested in volunteering to support the RESTART Expungement Program can sign up here.

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